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Hollywood star on why she told kids about her sexual assault

The star of Crash told them: "The first time I ever had any sexual encounter, it was abuse.”

Thandie Newton
Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton has revealed she’s spoken to her children about the sexual abuse she suffered as a youngster, in a candid new interview with The Edit.

The actress previously revealed she’d been abused by an unnamed director, but has now been open about it with her daughters who are 16 and 12.

Thandie has two daughters, Ripley and Nico, and a son, Booker, two, with her husband Ol Parker.

“I told them that the first time I ever had any sexual encounter, it was abuse,” Thandie told journalists.

“Eventually, my 12-year-old stopped me and said, ‘Mum, don’t worry. I am way cooler than you were at my age."'

Thandie also revealed she’s had very candid conversations about sex with the girls, which was lucky as her daughter Ripley was given some misinformation about sex two days after they’d had ‘the talk.’

“I said, "Daddy has a beautiful penis, which enters Mama, and these two precious parts of us join together…"' she explained.

“Ripley came home from school, saying, ‘Mummy, I had to tell Don he was wrong today. Don said sex is when a man makes his willy go really hard and then beats the woman with it’… Lucky I got to her first.”

The Edit
The Edit