Joan Collins admits she was raped by her future husband as a teen

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Joan Collins Admits She Was Raped By Her Future Husband As A Teen

Famed actress Joan Collins is speaking out about being drugged and raped by her future husband when she was just a teenager.

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5th October 1955: Actress Joan Collins pictured after her arrival back in London from Hollywood; following her arrival she announced that she was seeking a divorce from her husband, Irish-born actor, Maxwell Reed. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
London, England, 25th May 1952, British Actor Maxwell Reed and actress Joan Collins enjoy strawberries and cream at their wedding reception (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)
London, England, 25th May 1952, British Actor Maxwell Reed helps his new wife, actress Joan Collins remove the satin bolero style jacket that she wore over her wedding dress after they got married (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)
Entertainment/Theatre, England, 10th April 1952, British actress Joan Collins and Maxwell Reed pictured at a London theatre (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)
1952: Film starlet Joan Collins marries actor Maxwell Reed (1919 - 1974). (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)
London, England, 25th May 1952, British Actor Maxwell Reed carries his new bride, actress Joan Collins down the stairs surrounded by guests after their wedding (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 11: Actress Joan Collins attends the 2014 Carousel of Hope Ball at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 11: Actress Joan Collins attends the 2014 Carousel of Hope Ball at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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The 81-year-old "Dynasty" star was interviewed for the new documentary "Brave Miss World," a film that follows former Miss World Linor Abargil as she meets with sexual assault victims.

For the first time, Collins admitted she was raped when she was 17. She explains that in the early fifties she went out on a date with Irish actor Maxwell Reed. Collins claims he drugged her drink and took advantage of her. She told Abargil that afterwards she only felt guilt.

"The bottom line is that he called me, and I went out with him again," she said. "And after I'd been going out with him for a few months, he asked me to marry him. And I thought, 'Well I better because you know, he took my virginity.' I really hated him, but I was so filled with guilt, that he had done this thing to me."

Collins and Reed were married in 1952 and divorced four years later. Reed died in 1974 from cancer at 55.

In the documentary "Brave Miss World," the former Miss World travels the globe speaking with victims of rape. When Collins heard of the project she leapt at the opportunity to be involved.

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