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Warning: This article contains sexual assault.
Ireland Baldwin is sharing some of her most personal experiences.
“It changed the course of my life,” Baldwin said in a TikTok video. “I never told anyone at the time, not for years. The only person who knew was a nurse that treated me shortly after. I didn’t even tell my own boyfriend at the time, not my parents, no one. I kept that secret inside of me for years, and because I did, it caused a lot of hurt and a lot of pain to me and to people I love.”
At the time, Baldwin said she “harbored so much pain and so much guilt” and began to feel as though she had lost control of her life. “I drank a lot more. I partied a lot more,” she continued. “I self-medicated. I was in other abusive and toxic relationships and friendships. I pretty much just did everything I could to distract myself.”