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Alex Winter has actually stepped forward as a victim of sexual assault.
Known for starring in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure along with Keanu Reeves, the previous kid star remembered the injury he states he suffered “in the 1970s” by an unknown male who has actually given that passed away. Winter season opened about the “hellish” experience in an interview with BBC Radio, stating, “I absolutely feel like a survivor.”
Winter, now 52, stated he started “to do work” on his trauma in his teenagers, including, “But it really took time, and it really wasn’t in my case, I would say, ’till well into my 30s, that I was really able to do heavy lifting on this stuff.”
He called making the 1989 funny movie “really helpful” in his healing.
“I didn’t realize it, but it was very important,” Winter described. “I was in a pretty dark place around that time because I had just been going and going and going, and I hadn’t stopped. You know, I just barreled through the rest of those shows, I barreled through college.”
He continued, “I just hadn’t really paused and that’s a recipe for disaster if you’re carrying that kind of trauma. So, it was an opportunity to pause and just be some place safe and sweet and fun and childlike.”
Winter associated his doubt around discussing the abuse openly to a “power dynamic” that put him in a “position where you’re afraid for your own safety,” however is grateful more individuals are exposing sexual misbehavior due to claims made versus Harvey Weinstein
“I figured I would die with it within the circles of people that understood it, which I thought was wrong, it was wrong,” he shared, including that he believes it will require time to appropriately deal with the problem.
“The problems aren’t going to get sorted out overnight, because frankly, these issues are part of the fabric of human nature, and they’ve existed since there have been human beings walking around on the planet,” Winter stated. “So it’s going to take time, it’s going to take mental health work, it’s going to take the capacity of society to listen to some very unpleasant truths about itself. And there’s no doubt that that’s going to take time.”