By Lisa Respers France, CNN
(CNN) — Actress AnnaLynne McCord wants victims of sexual assault to know they have a voice.
That’s why the “Dallas” star is opening up about her own assault inthe July issue of Cosmopolitan magazine.
McCord revealed that at age 18, while living in Los Angeles, a male friend assaulted her in her apartment. As it was happening, she said, she wondered if she was somehow to blame.
“At first, I felt so disoriented and numb, I closed my eyes and pretended to be asleep,” the actress said. “I wondered if I had done something to give him the wrong idea. I felt afraid of making him angry. Believe it or not, I didn’t want to offend him.”