WOMEN
04/14/2017 02:30 pm ET

Abigail Breslin Makes A Powerful Statement About Her Sexual Assault

"You are not obliged to have sex with someone that you’re in a relationship with."
Abigail Breslin used Intstagram to share her experience of sexual assault. 
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Abigail Breslin used Intstagram to share her experience of sexual assault. 

Abigail Breslin is taking a stand during National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

The actress posted a words-based image on her Instagram account on Monday that reads, “You are not obliged to have sex with someone that you’re in a relationship with. Dating is not consent, marriage is not consent.”

In the caption, Breslin implied that she had been sexually assaulted. “I knew my assailant,” she wrote. She concluded the post with the hashtags #SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth and #BreakTheSilence.

i knew my assailant. #SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth #breakthesilence

A post shared by Abigail Breslin (@abbienormal9) on

On Thursday, Breslin tweeted a related message: 

In the wake of her Instagram post, a slew of celebrities responded with words of support. 

Breslin’s post serves as an important reminder that 25 percent of sexual assaults are committed by a current or former intimate partner. 

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