Abigail Breslin reveals she is a survivor of domestic violence

Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission from purchases made through links on this page.

Article content

Abigail Breslin has revealed that she is a survivor of domestic violence.

Article content

The Little Miss Sunshine actress explained that she was in an abusive relationship for two years and it left her feeling as if she “deserved less than dirt.”

Article content

Abigail, 26, shared her story on Instagram for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, saying: “As a DV survivor I felt compelled to write a little but about my story. I was in a very abusive relationship for close to 2 years. It all started out perfectly, I was so in love.

“Unfortunately my abuser took advantage of my innocence and naivete and the relationship subsequently became violent. I was beaten on a regular basis, locked into rooms and forced to pretend everything was ok and normal while dealing with intense injuries…injuries most people didn’t even see.

“I would use concealer and caked on foundation to hide any and all bruises, because in some way, I still cared for this person. The physical injuries were also accompanied by a plethora of put downs, shaming and harsh verbal abuse I felt so unworthy of anyone’s love. I felt ugly and hated. I felt like I deserved less than dirt. I was certain, there must be something inherently WRONG with ME.”

Article content

Abigail also thanked the friends and family members who supported her during her ordeal.

She said: “These 2 years were the loneliest I have ever felt. I am beyond thankful for the support of my family and friends who played an instrumental and invaluable role in helping me leave this horrible situation. I will forever be indebted to those closest to me for them not only assisting me but, BELIEVING me.

“I now am in a wonderful, healthy, happy and amazing relationship with my fiance. My C-PTSD (complex post traumatic stress disorder) is much better than it was in the first 2 years after my abusive relationship, but, I still have moments. I still occasionally have nightmares, and certain things still do trigger me. I am still healing.”

File source

Show More

Related Articles

Back to top button