Viola Davis said Sunday that her own experiences with sexual assault led her to become an advocate for the Rape Foundation and encouraged others to visit treatment centers so they’ll become supporters.
“You must,” she said. “And then let your heart do the rest.”
“Myself, my mother, my sisters, my friend Rebecca, my friend from childhood, we all have one thing in common: We are all survivors of sexual assault in some way, shape or form,” Davis said Sunday at a benefit for the foundation.
It provides free medical treatment, counseling and legal aid to sexual assault victims at its Rape Treatment Center and Stuart House, which specializes in caring for sexually abused children.
An advocate for the group since playing its founder in a 2010 film, Davis was among the guests of honor at the organization’s annual fundraising brunch held at billionaire Ron Burkle’s Greenacres estate in Beverly Hills, California
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