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A Sisterhood Star Reveals ‘Shame’ She Felt After Horrifying Sexual Assault

Amber Tamblyn remembers a scary run-in with her ex

Amber Tamblyn — Tibby Rollins from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series — has another story to tell you about jeans. This one is far less magical, but it's real and so, so important.

“A very long time ago, I ended a long, emotionally and physically abusive relationship with a man,” she shared on Instagram Sunday (October 9). Then she described her horrific encounter with him at a club — an experience that left her struggling for a long time afterward to pull on a pair of jeans.

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“The minute he saw me, he picked me up with one hand by my hair and with his other hand, he grabbed me under my skirt by my vagina — my pussy? — and lifted me up off the floor, literally, and carried me, like something he owned, like a piece of trash, out of the club,” she wrote. “His fingers were practically inside of me, his other hand wrapped tightly around my hair. I screamed and kicked and cried.”

Friends and family eventually stepped in, so Tamblyn got away safely. But her memories of the night came back to haunt her following Donald Trump's vulgar comments about grabbing women “by the pussy.” Last week, The Washington Post published a 2005 video of the GOP nominee having the lewd conversation with former Access Hollywood host Billy Bush.

“That part of my body,” Tamblyn continued, “which the current Presidential Nominee of the United States Donald Trump recently described as something he’d like to grab a woman by, was bruised from my ex-boyfriend's violence for at least the next week. I had a hard time wearing jeans. I couldn’t sleep without a pillow between my legs to create space.”

Read her full experience in her Instagram post, below. Trump is pictured with Olivia Culpo, who won the Miss Universe pageant back in 2012 — a fitting image for the candidate, who recently body-shamed former Miss Universe Alicia Machado.

“I remember the shame. I am afraid my mom will read this post,” she wrote at the end of her caption. ”I'm even more afraid that my father could ever know this story. That it would break his heart.” His response on Monday morning, however, was pretty much perfect.

If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual violence, call the 24-hour National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673) or visit RAINN.org.