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Gabrielle Union Once Tried to Shoot a Rapist, Defends Rihanna

In the wake of the inexplicable outrage over Rihanna‘s “Man Down” video, which depicts a rape victim shooting her attacker, actress Gabrielle Union has stepped forward to share her own real-life experience. Union used her Twitter feed to talk about the incident:

Durin my rape I tried 2 shoot my rapist, bt I missed. Over the yrs I realized tht killin my rapist wouldve added insult 2 injury

The DESIRE 2 kill someone whose abused/raped u is understandable, bt unless its self defense n the moment 2 save ur life, just ADDS 2 ur troubles

#mandown video did a GREAT job of getting the ENTIRE world TALKING abt RAPE. I hope tht it leads 2 HEALING & PREVENTS RAPE

 

Union has spoken publicly about being raped before, but she had never before revealed that she attempted to shoot her attacker.

Rihanna’s controversial music video can be viewed here.

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