Actress Jena Malone is speaking out — claiming she was sexually assaulted while filming the blockbuster movie “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” in 2014.
On Tuesday, Malone, now 38, posted an emotional message on her Instagram account. Her message begins with: “—trigger warning— This photo was taken right after I wrapped up mocking Jay part two and I had to say goodbye to everyone on set.”
Her message indicates she experienced multiple trials during the movie’s filming: “Even tho this time in Paris was extremely hard for me, was going thru a bad break up and also was sexually assaulted by someone I had worked with,” she wrote.
Malone noted that the last years had been a season of healing. Her lengthy Instagram message follows:
This photo was taken right after I wrapped mocking Jay part two and I had to say goodbye to everyone on set. We were shooting in a beautiful estate in the countryside of France and I asked the driver to let me out in this field so I could cry and capture this moment.
Even tho this time in Paris was extremely hard for me, was going thru a bad break up and also was sexually assaulted by someone I had worked with, I was so full of gratitude for this project, the people I became close with and this amazing part I got to play.
A swirling mix of emotions I’m only now just learning to sort thru. I wish it wasn’t tied to such a traumatic event for me but that is the real wildness of life I guess.
… I’ve worked very hard to heal and learn thru restorative justice, how to make peace with the person who violated me and make peace with myself. It’s been hard to talk about the hunger games and Johanna Mason without feeling the sharpness of this moment in time but I’m ready to move thru it and reclaim the joy and accomplishment I felt.
Lots of love to you survivors out there. The process is so slow and non linear. I want to say im here for anyone who needs to talk or vent or open uncommunicated spaces within themselves. Please dm me if you need a safe space to be heard.
Malone did not elaborate on her steps to move toward healing or “restorative justice.”
However, the actress noted in the comment section of her post that she believed revealing who allegedly sexually assaulted her would “be pointless amid cancel culture,” and she doesn’t “fully see how the criminal justice system could fully repair” the damage resulting from the assault.
After Malone posted her comments, “Hunger Games” co-star Willow Shields wrote:
“This post has me at a loss of words. I understand and I hope that though the process is so slow, you are okay Jena.”
Shields played Primrose Everdeen in the movie alongside co-star Jennifer Lawrence.
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