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AnnaLynne McCord Reveals Sexual Assault: "I Had No Voice"

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Sep. 28 2012, Published 1:38 p.m. ET

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90210 star AnnaLynne McCord dropped a bombshell on Sept. 22 hosting an L.A. event benefiting the Somaly Mam Foundation, which aims to end modern day slavery and human trafficking.

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"I know what it feels like," she said in reference to getting raped and sexually assaulted. "I had a very similar experience to what these girls go through 20 times a night. It happened to me once by somebody that I knew, and it is a very interesting thing to feel that you do not have the voice to say 'no.' It wasn't an attack or anything like that — I just had no voice. I did not know how to say, 'I don't want this. Please do not do this to me.'"

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The actress continued saying she was being "hospitable" and allowed the aggressor into her home. She was then "taken advantage of" but not necessarily "attacked."

"I did not have a voice, and now I do, and I'm practicing using my voice for others," she continued.

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AnnaLynne is so passionate about the foundation that she jets off to Cambodia to visit victims every year during her 2-week shooting break around Christmas and New Years.

"I will be jet lagged when I get back for the first two weeks and my acting will suck, but it is what totally makes me happy," she quipped.

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