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‘Reacher’ star Alan Ritchson opens up about suicide attempt and being sexually assaulted

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Note: This article contains references to suicide and sexual assault.Reacher star Alan Ritchson has opened up about his suicide attempt and being a victim of sexual assault.In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the actor spoke about his ongoing struggle with bipolar disorder and ADHD, as well as his traumatic journey to stardom.Reflecting on his modelling days before he fully pursued a career in acting, Ritchson compared the profession to “legalised sex trafficking” before revealing that he was sexually assaulted during a photo shoot.“Let’s be honest, it’s like legalised sex trafficking.

The industry is not regulated, and it’s a widely known secret that if you’re hired on a job, you’re basically being passed off to a photographer to be trafficked,” he said. “The number of times and situations where I was put in horrific environments where sexual abuse was the goal and the paycheque that you were desperate for in order to survive was the carrot, I can’t count on two hands.

It was quite often.”The actor claimed that, after agreeing to a nude shoot tied to an offer for a “lucrative campaign,” he was sexually assaulted by a “very famous photographer.”“I was sexually assaulted by this guy.

I left and drove straight to the agency that I was at in L.A. I stormed in and said, ‘Fuck you for sending me there. You knew what was going to happen, and you did it anyway.’“I told them to never call me again.

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