Abigail Breslin opens up about sexual assault

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Abigail Breslin opened up about her own personal experience.

The 20-year-old actress shared an image via Instagram on Tuesday, simply writing that she knew her assailant. It is the first time Breslin has spoken about being a victim. 

i knew my assailant. #SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth #breakthesilence

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The Oscar-nominated star received an outpouring of support from fans on social media, which prompted her to thank them on Twitter Wednesday.

Sarah Hyland and Debra Messing also shared their support on Twitter.

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