Ashley Graham has been vocal in the past about her experience with sexual assault, and today she opened up about her frightening experience during a visit to The View.
The model, who has covered Vogue and Sport’s Illustrated magazines, spoke candidly with the women of the panel about a scary situation that occurred when she was only 17-years-old.
The 5’9′ brunette sat with the ladies after greeting fans outside ABC studios while wearing a sheer top and black velvet pants in New York City on Tuesday.
Outspoken: Ashley Graham shared a new story of sexual assault while visiting The View on Tuesday
‘Come here, I want to talk to you,’ Graham said during her appearance on the show that aired on Tuesday.
‘He lured me into this hallway, pushed me into a closet. He exposed himself and he said, ‘Look at what you did to me all day long. Now touch it.’
Luckily she was able to escape but she admitted she never formally complained to higher ups about the incident.
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Honesty: ‘He lured me into this hallway, pushed me into a closet,’ she said on the show
Had the situation happened to her today, she says she would’ve handled it all very differently.
‘If I knew what I knew now and all these women were standing up and saying ‘me too,’ I would have smacked that guy,’ she said.
She added, ‘I probably would have started screaming, called my agency.’
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Graham first detailed her story of sexual assault in her book A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Really Look Like in 2017.
She was just 10-years-old when a family friend’s son made her tough his penis which she says left her ‘with so many lingering questions.’
The Nebraska native is currently promoting her stint as a judge on America’s Next Top Model.