Actress Jaime King has revealed she suffered "years of abuse as a minor".The Hart of Dixie star thanked Lady Gaga for helping her speak out about what she went through as a young girl after she watched the moving performance of Til It Happens To You at the Academy Awards on Sunday night. I finally felt a true healing from years of abuse as a minor in the industry. (sic)" The 36-year-old actress - who has sons James, two, and Leo, seven months, with husband Kyle Newman - also thanked her other half and friends, Lena Dunham and Taylor Swift, for their long-running support.
It's a night of celebration, of change, of not being ashamed of your race, creed color, situation, circumstances and environment, or past. "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. "Peace Be Still (sic)" READ MORE: Stacey Dash Oscar gag falls flat as her surprise appearance is slammed as weird and awful READ MORE: Sam Smith wins Best Song Oscar beating Lady Gaga and dedicates the award to the LGBT community Gaga was joined on stage by a number of victims of abuse as she performed her Academy Award-nominated song from the rape documentary The Hunting Ground at the ceremony.
I love you all very much for creating a safe space. A number of stars took to Twitter to praise the performance of Lady Gaga - who was also a victim of sexual assault when she was 19.
Popstar Kesha - who accused her producer Dr Luke of sexually abusing her - thanked Gaga for speaking out and said it was "very close to [her] heart".
After the emotional performance, she wrote: "thank u @ladygaga and VP @joebiden for bringing attention to sexual assault at the oscars.
it hit very close to my heart for obvious reasons (sic)" Tyra Banks said: "You continue to give me chills @ladygaga.
#Oscars My love goes out to all who have been sexually assaulted.
#Not Your Fault (sic)" And actress Lindsay Lohan added: "@ladygaga beautiful performance #survivetogether #prayforchildren (sic)" Meanwhile, singer Demi Lovato said: "If this song wins my heart won't be able to take it (sic)" Despite the outpouring of support for Gaga and Til It Happens To You, the Best Original Song Oscar went to Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith for Writing's On the Wall from Spectre.
Before the singer took to the stage, US Vice President Joe Biden encouraged attendees to pledge on the website Its On in support of victims of abuse. A pledge that says I will intervene in situations when consent has not or cannot be given. We must and we can change the culture so that no abused woman or man like the survivors you will see tonight ever have to ask themselves 'what did I do?
Jaime King was born on April 23, 1979 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
She is an actress and producer, known for Pearl Harbor (2001), Hart of Dixie (2011) and Sin City (2005).
She has been married to Kyle Newman since November 23, 2007. There are many stars you may be surprised to discover have never been nominated until this year, despite their long careers.