Brooke Shields spoke for the first time about being abused in a new documentary, “Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields.”
Shields, now 57, said she had unwanted sex in her 20s after meeting with an unnamed Hollywood expert to discuss an upcoming film opportunity. His documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday.
“I thought it was a business meeting,” Shields explained in the documentary, via USA Today. “I’ve met this guy before, and he’s always been nice to me.”
After the two had eaten, Shields noticed that “his demeanor had changed and there was no talking about the movie.”
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Shields tried to call a cab from the restaurant, but the unidentified man insisted on calling him from his hotel.
“I was going up to his hotel room, and he disappeared for a while,” the model recalled.
Shields said the man re-emerged — shirtless — and continued to assault her.
“It was like boxing,” Shields recalled. “I was afraid I was going to get cut or something, I don’t know. I played the scenario in my head, so I didn’t put up much of a fight. … I was very happy. I lived and got out.'”
“I just closed it. And God knows I know how to separate it from my body. I did that,” he said, referring to his ability to remove his body though. comparing.
The “Suddenly Susan” actress told her security director about the encounter at the time.
“I was outraged to hear his story,” Gavin de Becker said in the document. “That’s my brother and I want him to know he didn’t do anything wrong.”
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Shields wasn’t sure if he would share the meeting in the documentary.
“I don’t know whether or not I’m going to publish this,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “It took me many years of therapy to be able to talk about it.
“And I’ve come to a place, and we’ve come to a point in our organization, where we can talk openly about these things,” he said. “I don’t think I should tell.”
Shields explained why he wanted to talk about it now.
“Where I come from, a woman, a mother, someone who has lived with the guilt of this for a long time and continues to learn how to do it,” he said.
“I want to share this story with other men and women who may be struggling or trying to survive this, hoping that if I tell the story and the story then it will help others. other people do whatever they need to do. I hope to be a kind of supporter,” he added.
The two-part series “Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields” will premiere at a later date on the streaming platform Hulu.
The film follows Shields’ entire career and the few controversies that occurred while he was acting and modeling in his youth.
The backlash centered on Shields’ Calvin Klein jeans campaign, her role as a child prostitute at age 11 and the photo shoot she took for “Endless Love” at age 16. In 1981, Shields lost a lawsuit against Garry Gross. He took screen shots at the age of 10 and sold the photos later.
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