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Abigail Breslin explains why she didn't report rape

Associated Press logo Associated Press 4/25/2017 By The Associated Press
FILE - In this March 12, 2016, file photo, Abigail Breslin attends the 33rd Annual Paleyfest: "Scream Queens" held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Breslin explained on Instagram on April 22, 2017, why she didn’t report being raped by someone she was in a relationship with. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this March 12, 2016, file photo, Abigail Breslin attends the 33rd Annual Paleyfest: "Scream Queens" held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Breslin explained on Instagram on April 22, 2017, why she didn’t report being raped by someone she was in a relationship with. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Actress Abigail Breslin is opening up about why she didn't report being raped by someone she was in a relationship with.

Breslin says in an Instagram post that she "was in complete shock and total denial." She says she didn't want to view herself as a "victim," so she pretended it never happened. She adds that she was in a relationship with the person who raped her and she "feared not being believed."

The 21-year-old responded to one commenter by revealing that she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder a year and a half ago. She says she's made progress but still struggles.

Breslin stars in ABC's upcoming musical remake of "Dirty Dancing" next month.

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