Celebrity male survivors speaking out about sexual abuse
Breaking down the stigma around male victims
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There's still a great deal of stigma around speaking out as a survivor of sexual abuse. Women's stories are always being doubted and ulterior motives assumed. And on the other end of the spectrum, sexual assault against men is something some people consider to be a myth. Many wonder: how can strong men like Matthew McConaughey or Terry Crews be the victims of any kind of assault?
The difficult truth is that it's about a lot more than physical strength. Quite often, it's more a question of power. Within families, an older relative can have significant influence and control over younger family members. In Hollywood, there are many powerful people who abuse their positions, and anyone can be a potential victim, regardless of gender.
A handful of brave men have come forward to share their experiences in recent years. Click through the following gallery to learn more.
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