Gabrielle Union: I Tried to Shoot My Attacker
Union, who has spoken openly in the past about being sexually assaulted when she was 19, wrote on Twitter about the video, which tells a story that, for her, hits close to home.
"Durin my rape I tried 2 shoot my rapist, bt I missed," the actress, 38, Tweeted. "Over the yrs I realized tht killin my rapist would've added insult 2 injury."
She added: "The DESIRE 2 kill someone whose abused/raped u is understandable, bt unless its self defense n the moment 2 save ur life, just ADDS 2 ur troubles."
Union also praised the video for raising awareness and encouraging a discussion about sexual abuse. "I hope tht it leads 2 HEALING & PREVENTS RAPE," she continued, before adding, "Every victim/survivor of rape is unique, including how they THINK they'd like justice 2 be handed out."