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Jena Malone took to social media to share that she was sexually assaulted during filming The hunger Games.
The star joined the franchise in Hunger Games – Catching Fire in 2013. Malone posted a photo on Instagram after finishing filming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part Twoit was in 2015.
“This photo was taken right after I finished part two of Mocking Jay and I had to say goodbye to everyone on set. We were filming in a beautiful estate in the French countryside and I asked the driver to let me out in this field so I can cry and capture this moment,” Malone explained. “Even though this time in Paris was extremely difficult for me, going through a bad breakup and also being sexually assaulted by someone I had worked with, I was so grateful for this project, the people I have become close to and this incredible role I have to play.
Malone continued, “A swirling mix of emotions that I just learned to sort through. I wish it wasn’t related to such a traumatic event for me, but that’s the real wild nature of life I guess. How to hold chaos with beauty. I worked very hard to heal and learn through restorative justice, how to make peace with the person who raped me and make peace with myself.
THE Stepmother the actor added: “It’s been hard to talk about the hunger games and Johanna Mason [her character] without feeling the sharpness of this moment in time, but I am ready to walk through it and reclaim the joy and fulfillment I felt. Lots of love to you survivors out there. The process is so slow and non-linear. I mean I’m here for anyone who needs to talk or vent or open up uncommunicated spaces within themselves. Please contact me if you need a safe space to be heard.
Following her testimony, one user replied saying her abuser “was able to walk away without repercussions”, to which Malone replied, “That’s not true. I used restorative justice to allowing healing, responsibility and growth with the other person. It was a difficult process, but I believe it really helped me through some of the hardest parts of grieving.
In another response, Malone said she didn’t name the person who assaulted her due to “cancellation culture” and that she didn’t “fully see how the criminal justice system could completely repair my healing”.