If there’s one thing Lili Reinheart isn’t afraid of doing, it’s opening up and sharing details about very difficult situations she’s dealt with, in hopes that it will help others who have been through a similar experience. The Riverdale star has opened up in the past about her struggles with depression, and is now sharing with fans that she is a victim of sexual harassment in a Tumblr post.
The actress explained that this all happened a few years on the set of an unnamed movie with a male co-star she also declined to name. Lili wrote to fans in her post, “I’m not comfortable giving specific details about the situation because I don’t feel it’s necessary. All that matters is that he tried to force himself on me when we were on a date.”
“I physically walked away from the situation before it could get any worse. I remember feeling like this was a scene right out of a horror movie,” she continued to write. Undoubtedly this is a very tough situation for Lili, and one that is certainly very hard to recall to this day. Though luckily she was able to walk away from the matter, and is now able to share her story with others who have also experienced something as horrific as this.
Lili continued to write in her post, “thinking back on it now, the situation is hard for me to swallow. I was so young and didn’t know how to handle the situation. I just knew how wrong it felt and that I had been violated.” It is extremely brave of Lili to share her story with fans and anyone else who comes across it. We applaud her for being so brave, and hopefully she has inspired and encouraged others who have been victims of this to seek help.
If you or someone you know have been victims of assault please call the hotline 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)