Jaime King Comes Forward As Survivor Following Lady Gaga's Oscar Performance: 'Time To Be Brave'

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Jaime King attends amfAR's Inspiration Gala Los Angeles at Milk Studios on Oct. 29, 2015 in Hollywood, California.  

Lady Gaga’s tremendously powerful Academy Award performance of “Til It Happens To You” encouraged sexual assault survivors to stand together -- and not only onstage at the Dolby Theatre.

Model and actress Jaime King shared her own abuse story following the Oscars. “Now I am free, somewhat,” she wrote on Instagram. “Thank you for the switch that went off inside finally when I realized my silence said I cannot help nor change and that is not who I am.”

Watch Lady Gaga Perform 'Til It Happens to You' at the 2016 Oscars

 

SURVIVOR - Thank you @kyle_newman for loving me whole | My children | @lenadunham for her relentless bravery that always leads my Spirit to stand up| Dr. Randy Harris for YEARS of empathy | Michael Hayes @awaketolove ~ there are no words | Dr. Allan Phillips | @erikaklein | @ladygaga | #DianeWarren for breaking me whole last night and tonight| TS I love you for being there no matter what| Thank you to the only people I have told | Thank you to @damhave ~ you know why | Thank you @hooligandreamer| Thank you @amandadecadenet | Thank you to @unwomen & all organizations that have tirelessly worked to somehow comfort & make right | Thank you to myself to not choosing to not make this a cover story though that was what was suggested to me but to express from my heart to you all personally which felt the most honest way for me to speak | Thank you to my Soul, body, mind, emotions, my inner child, my younger self, I love you. It's a night of celebration, of change, of not being ashamed of your race, creed color, situation, circumstances and environment, or past. Now I am free, somewhat. Thank you for the switch that went off inside finally when I realized my silence said I cannot help nor change and that is not who I am. I love you all very much for creating a safe space. The time is now. I was about 14 here, it started at 12. Peace Be Still ❤️

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King also thanked Gaga on Twitter for “giving survivors a stage.” Gaga called King a “warrior leading the way.”