A survivor of rape herself, actress Gabrielle Union took to her Instagram to share her thoughts about young Jada, the teenager who was allegedly raped and then further violated when photos of her unconscious were posted on social media.
Gabrielle posted this photo to express her support for Jada and to spread the news of her assault.
She then captioned the following:
Rape is never funny. Ever. This brave young woman is what a real life superhero looks like… Someone who stands up and acts when injustice occurs. She’s just a child and she’s using her voice for good, even in the face of her own personal horror… My hero #IStandWithJada
Sexual assault is something that the actress completely understands. Gabrielle was raped while working in college. She told Oprah “When I was 19, I had a summer job at a shoe store. One night, as my coworker and I were closing up, a man robbed the shop and raped me at gunpoint. Afterward, I was in shock. I just couldn’t believe that something like that could happen. For days I asked myself, “Why me?””