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Lucy Hale Reveals She Was Sexually Assaulted While She Was Intoxicated

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Back in January, fans were extremely concerned about Lucy Hale‘s safety after she penned a disturbing note about sexual assault on Twitter. While she initially deleted the message, she later opened up about what happened, saying, “To keep it somewhat vague… I think along with a lot of other people we’ve all had our experiences like that and until it’s happened to you, you kind of don’t really understand how it can affect you and everyone around you.”

The 29-year-old still isn’t giving too many details about what happened to her several months ago, but she is saying that it happened while she was intoxicated.

“I’ve experienced stuff on the small side, but assault is assault,” she told Haute Living. “I think there are a lot of people who have been intoxicated and taken advantage of. It’s happened to me and people I know. It’s very common. Luckily, I’ve been unscathed; nothing’s hurt me too badly.”

While she says she’s had “super-dark times” in Los Angeles, she doesn’t think she’ll ever leave.

She explained, “It’s been a place that’s always had my back. I know it sounds weird, but I’ve always been at ease here. For me, this is it. I think I’ll always live here. I feel like I can be myself here.”

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