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

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

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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