Sexual assault is never a laughing matter, and knowing someone who has been a victim of sexual assault makes the subject a personal topic for you.
Celebrity Jada Pinkett Smith speaks up about sexual assault while at an interview, in Los Angeles, for the new upcoming series Gotham. Pinkett Smith who has never been sexually assaulted herself, speaks of an incident when her 20-year-old niece was almost taken advantage of.
At the interview Pinkett Smith said “My niece was given a date rape drug that weekend,” and proceeded in saying“ Thank God nothing happened because she was with some responsible guys that took care of her.”
She then went into detail explaining that the guys her niece was with realized that she had been drugged when the 20-year-old lost consciousness before even finishing her statement, “ Oh, my god, I can’t feel my…”
Pinkett Smith then goes on and addresses the issue in a large perspective by saying, “ There is an epidemic going on out here in regards to the treatment of women. We have to figure out how we can empower people in different way.”
She says that she started with her own daughter, 13-year-old Willow, by talking to her about sexual assault and the dangers of it. She even stated that she had her 20-year-old niece talk to her so that she could her it from somebody else other than her parents. Pinkett Smith has confidence in her daughter and feels that her daughter will be prepared for any situation.