Lady Gaga's Academy Award performance on Sunday of "Till It Happens To You" was so inspiring that actress Jaime King opened up on social media about her own experiences with abuse.
The "Hart of Dixie" star took to Instagram on Sunday with a photo of herself as a young girl when she was modeling and titled it, "Survivor." She revealed that her abuse started when she was just 12 years old.
King has been candid about her struggles with substance abuse as a young child. She was addicted to heroin at 15. Now the stunning star is married to Kyle Newman and has two children. Many people praised her brave admission, which is written in full below.
Amanda de Cadenet wrote "There isn't an emoji to express how much I love you my sweetheart."
Gaga's performance didn't just inspire King. Dozens of celebrities took to social media to praise her performance, including Kesha, who recently opened up about her abuse in court.
Read King's post below:
"SURVIVOR - Thank you@kyle_newman for loving me whole My children @lenadunham for her relentless bravery that always leads my Spirit to stand up Dr. Randy Harris for YEARS of empathy Michael Hayes @awaketolove~ there are no words Dr. Allan Phillips @erikaklein@ladygaga#DianeWarrenfor breaking me whole last night and tonight TS I love you for being there no matter what Thank you to the only people I have told Thank you to@damhave ~ you know why Thank you@hooligandreamer Thank you@amandadecadenet Thank you to@unwomen & all organizations that have tirelessly worked to somehow comfort & make right Thank you to myself to not choosing to not make this a cover story though that was what was suggested to me but to express from my heart to you all personally which felt the most honest way for me to speak Thank you to my Soul, body, mind, emotions, my inner child, my younger self, I love you. It's a night of celebration, ofchange, of not being ashamed of your race, creed color, situation, circumstances and environment, or past. Now I am free, somewhat. Thank you for the switch that went off inside finally when I realized my silence said I cannot help nor change and that is not who I am. I love you all very much for creating a safe space. The time is now. I was about 14 here, it started at 12.Peace Be Still"
PHOTOS: Jaime King through the years