After Lady Gaga’s emotionally-wrought rendition of Til It Happens To You, surrounded by sexual abuse survivors, Jaime, 36, reveals she was a victim herself.
The brave social media post below, which begins with the word “SURVIVOR”, includes a picture of Jaime when she was 14-years-old.
“Thank you to myself to not choosing to not make this a cover story though that was what was suggested to me,” writes the star of TV’s Hart of Dixie.
“But to express from my heart to you all personally which felt the most honest way for me to speak.
“Thank you to my Soul, body, mind, emotions, my inner child, my younger self, I love you. It’s a night of celebration, of change, of not being ashamed of your race, creed colour, situation, circumstances and environment, or past. Now I am free, somewhat.
“Thank you for the switch that went off inside finally when I realised my silence said I cannot help nor change and that is not who I am. I love you all very much for creating a safe space. The time is now. I was about 14 here, it started at 12. Peace Be Still.”
The Sin City star goes on to thank a large number of people, including her husband of nine years, Kyle Newman for “loving me whole”.
She also thanks her two children, two-year-old James and seven-month-old Leo, before paying tribute to actress Lena Dunham “for her relentless bravery that always leads my Spirit to stand up.”
She also thanks Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift, whom she referred to as “TS”.
“I love you for being there no matter what,” she tells Taylor, who is the godmother of her youngest son.
“Thank you to @unwomen & all organisations that have tirelessly worked to somehow comfort & make right,” she adds.