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.
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.
Need help? Visit RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Online Hotline or the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s website.