Debby Ryan has expressed her thoughts regarding the sexual abuse incident at Stanford University.
The Disney Channel star took to Twitter on Tuesday to reflect on the Stanford rape case where a young woman was reportedly raped behind a dumpster in January 2015. The case has been making more headlines ever since the convicted rapist Brock Turner was sentenced to only six months in jail.
In Ryan's tweet, she posted a link on what to do in a situation for sexual assault-- and it's all pretty standard information despite the fact that it's still recurring.
There's even a part in the post where it says, "Is this, like, any way unclear?" and "Really? Are we honestly not certain of this?"
In this sickened/triggered/inspired Stanford case k-hole. No matter what you do or don't know about sexual assault, pic.twitter.com/p6Mtksops9
— DΞΒΒΥ RΥΛΠ (@DebbyRyan) June 8, 2016
The victim, who remains anonymous, wrote a letter in court about what happened to her with graphic details on what she remembers. One thing is for sure is that was she not only physically harmed, but she experienced psychological damage and crippling fear of having to tell the people who cared about her.
"I was not ready to tell my boyfriend or parents that actually, I may have been raped behind a dumpster, but I don't know by who or when or how," the statement reads. "If I told them, I would see the fear on their faces, and mine would multiply by tenfold, so instead I pretended the whole thing wasn't real."
The woman also pointed out that when she talked to an attorney about that night, she was asked thoughtless questions like if she was drinking, what she was wearing and more.
"I was pummeled with narrowed, pointed questions that dissected my personal life, love life, past life, family life, inane questions, accumulating trivial details to try and find an excuse for this guy who had me half naked before even bothering to ask for my name."
See the full letter here.