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Lucy Hale has spoken out about being sexually assaulted

Lucy adds her name to the #MeToo movement.

By: Ana Eksouzian-Cavadas

Lucy Hale has become one of the most recent members of Hollywood to come forward and join the #MeToo movement.

In a new interview with Haute Living, the actress candidly spoke about her own experience with sexual assault.

"I've experienced stuff on the small side, but assault is assault," said Lucy. "I think there are a lot of people who have been intoxicated and taken advantage of. It's happened to me and people I know. It's very common. Luckily, I've been unscathed; nothing's hurt me too badly."

While this is the first time she has officially come out and spoken about her experiences, it seems the 29-year-old has touched on the subject in the past. Back in January, Lucy posted a series of now deleted tweets and Instagram posts which seemed to allude to an experience of sexual assault.

"I never understood sexual assault until tonight," she wrote. "I always sympathised, but I never felt the pain of it until right now. My dignity and pride was broken. I am completely at a loss of words."

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Following her posts, the actress sat down with Us Weekly to explain her deleted posts.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a form of sexual assault or domestic violence, stand up and speak to a trusted, confidential health professional. Do this by locating your closest sexual assault support service here or call 1800 RESPECT.