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“I ran for my life”: Sherrie Hewson, 70, reveals she was “sexually assaulted by a very famous director while sleeping at age 21 at the start of her acting career”
- The former Loose Women star, 70, revealed the anonymous man lured her into his apartment, served her alcohol and undressed to attack her
- She said she had to escape in the middle of the night
- Sherrie did not disclose the incident at the time because she felt “very ashamed.”
- She revealed that the star is still “very famous” and prevented her from landing a job as an actress after the assault
- The actress applauded the #MeToo movement and other women for having the courage to speak out against sexual assault
- For assistance, contact the Rape Crisis National Toll Free Hotline on 0808 802 9999.
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Former Loose Women star Sherrie Hewson, 70, has revealed she was sexually assaulted by a “very famous” director early in her career.
The actress, who was 21 at the time, said the anonymous man lured her into his apartment, served her alcohol when she asked for lemonade and undressed for the night. ‘attack while she was sleeping.
Recalling the terrifying incident on Saturday, she confessed that she had to ‘run for her life’ in the middle of the night, but did not disclose the incident at that time because she was’ ashamed “.
‘I ran for my life’: Sherrie Hewson, 70, revealed she was sexually assaulted by a ‘very famous’ director as she slept at age 21 at the start of her career
She said the high-profile star offered to bring her back to herself and three friends at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she was studying.
After dropping off his classmates at the Warren Street tube station, he suggested they detour to a restaurant for dinner, and Sherrie innocently accepted the offer.
In a sinister turn of events, he invited her to his apartment for a quick coffee and promised to bring her home right after, but instead he served the unwitting actress Pernod and told her to stay. on the couch because he couldn’t drive.
She told the Mirror: “I didn’t know what Pernod was. It made me dizzy.
Shocking: The actress (pictured in 1975) said the man lured her into her apartment, served her alcohol when she asked for lemonade and stripped naked to attack her while ‘she was sleeping
“He kept saying, ‘Oh, listen, it’s too late for me to drive now because I’ve been drinking wine. You can sleep on this sofa “.
“I took off my dress and I was in bra and panties on the couch with the duvet, lights off, end of story.
“Within minutes, he burst into the room naked and, for the next hour, he chased me. It sounds funny, but he chased me all over the house, in and out of doors, in and out of wardrobes… whatever you can imagine. I just ran for my life.
According to Sherrie, he eventually gave up following her and told her that she could sleep on the floor, but insisted that she had to “get out” before waking up in the morning.
Panicked by the incident, the aspiring actress got dressed and ran out in the middle of the night.
Fear: Recalling the terrifying incident on Saturday, she confessed that she had to ‘run for her life’ in the middle of the night, but did not disclose the incident at that time because she had “Shame” (photo on the set of Continue behind)
According to Sherrie, she was so terrified and “very ashamed” that she didn’t tell anyone what had happened.
However, if she saw him now, she admitted that she would confront him and “cut his balls off” as she applauded women for speaking out and noted changing cultural attitudes toward sexual assault.
She added: “I was scared, but we are no longer scared. This is what #metoo did. These guys are now losing their jobs. There is a consequence to actions. There never had been.
The TV personality revealed that the star is still “very famous” and once stopped her from landing an acting role.
For help or additional information regarding sexual assault, contact the Rape Crisis National Toll Free Hotline on 0808 802 9999
Harassment: TV personality revealed the star is still ‘very famous’ and once prevented her from landing an acting role (photo by Carry On Behind)