Taking to Twitter and Instagram, actress Jamie King revealed that she was sexually abused when she was a tennager, reports a website.
On the social media platforms she thanked singer Lady Gaga for helping her speak out about what she went through as a young girl after she watched the moving performance of Till It Happens To You at the Academy Awards on Sunday night. She wrote: "Thank you Lady Gaga. I finally felt a true healing from years of abuse as a minor in the industry. Time to be brave."
Her words were linked to a quote by Lady Gaga which was tweeted by the United Nations organisation dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.
In another Instagram post, she added: "...Thank you to my soul, body, mind, emotions, my inner child, my younger self, I love you. It's a night of celebration, of change, of not being ashamed of your race, creed color, situation, circumstances and environment, or past. Now I am free, somewhat.
"Thank you for the switch that went off inside finally when I realized my silence said I cannot help nor change and that is not who I am. I love you all very much for creating a safe space. The time is now. I was about 14 here, it started at 12. Peace Be Still (sic)."