AnnaLynne McCord forgives her rapist
Television actor AnnaLynne McCord’s #MeToo sexual assault moment happened over 10 years ago when she was a teenager. "At first you do get angry, and that anger can be displaced,” McCord said on “Salon Talks.” “Now, if I saw the guy who raped me I would walk up to him, hug him and say I forgive him. For me, it was about my healing.”
However, when asked about rape in Hollywood, McCord did not generalize the healing experience. “It's not about a public forgiveness, or whatever,” McCord said. “It's about an individual process of what do I want my life to look... do I want to stay angry, or do I want to move beyond this?”
Watch the video above to learn about how McCord’s work fighting sex trafficking as president of Together1heart has given her life and her advice for men in Hollywood and beyond. Tune into SalonTV's live shows, "Salon Talks" and "Salon Stage", daily at noon ET / 9 a.m. PT and 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT, streaming live on Salon, Facebook and Periscope.