Randy Quaid shares gut-wrenching recollection of being raped at 5 years old

Although most of the recent sexual harassment and assault headlines center on powerful men in the media, actor Randy Quaid spoke up this week to remind the world that perpetrators are everywhere. In his case, an alleged attacker came in the form of a trusted neighbor.

In a series of explosive and disturbing tweets, Quaid, 67, described being raped at five years old by a 14-year-old neighbor. The actor remembers the alleged encounter quite vividly, going into detail about the harrowing incident.

It was a summer day in 1956, the Academy Award winner said, when he went over to the teen's house to play croquet: "He said we could if I would go into the bathroom. It was an odd request, but I complied," Quaid wrote. "He followed me into the bathroom and shut the door behind us."

From there, the teenage boy allegedly began to sodomize Quaid, who was terrified. "The look in his eyes frightened me. He had suddenly transformed into this hideous monster I didn't recognize," he said. "I started to cry, begging him to let me go."

The teen threatened to hit him over a head with a glass bottle if he didn't behave, Quaid said. As the act transpired, it was so painful that "I thought I was dying," he said.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Actor Randy Quaid and Evi Quaid attend the American Cinematheque's screening of Gomorrah sponsored by Artemide and Lamborghini held at The Egyptian Theatre on November 11, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage)
Actor Randy Quaid of 'Real Time' poses at the Sky 360 Delta Lounge during 2008 Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2008 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Randall Michelson/WireImage)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 19: Actor Randy Quaid attends 'U2 3D' premiere during 2008 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Theatre on January 19, 2008 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Jemal Countess/WireImage)
Randy Quaid during Photo Session with Randy Quaid - Screening of Goya's Ghost at Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, United States. ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 19: Actor Randy Quaid poses outside during the 2008 Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2008 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) Evi Quaid and Randy Quaid (Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage)
MOVING IMAGE SALUTES WILL SMITH -- Pictured: Randy Quaid -- Moving Image Salutes Will Smith on Sunday, December 3, 2006 at the Waldorf Astoria, New York, NY. To air on Bravo on Friday, January 12, 2007 at 8:00pm (Photo by Giovanni Rufino/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 11: Actor Randy Quaid attends American Cinematheque's screening of 'Gomorrah' at the Egyptian Theater on November 11, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Randy Quaid and Evi Quaid during Photo Session with Randy Quaid - Screening of Goya's Ghost at Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, United States. ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage)
SANTA BARBARA, CA - APRIL 26: (EDITORS NOTE: best resolution available) In this booking photo from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department, Randy Quaid is pictured on April 26, 2010 in Santa Barbara, California. Quaid was in court after missing several court dates for Defrauding an Innkeeper, Burglary and Conspiracy. Quaid was released on $100,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, April 28, 2010. (Photo by Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department via Getty Images)
SANTA BARBARA, CA - APRIL 26: (EDITORS NOTE: best resolution available) In this booking photo from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department, Evi Quaid is pictured on April 26, 2010 in Santa Barbara, California. Quaid was in court after missing several court dates for Defrauding an Innkeeper, Burglary and Conspiracy. Quaid was released on $100,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, April 28, 2010. (Photo by Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department via Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 19: Sharon Swart, director Randall Cole, Jay Burchl, and actor Randy Quaid at The New York Lounge Sponsored by Variety on January 19, 2008 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Jason Squires/WireImage)
MOVING IMAGE SALUTES WILL SMITH -- Pictured: Evi Quaid and Randy Quaid -- Moving Image Salutes Will Smith on Sunday, December 3, 2006 at the Waldorf Astoria, New York, NY. To air on Bravo on Friday, January 12, 2007 at 8:00pm (Photo by Giovanni Rufino/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Randy Quaid during 'Goya's Ghosts' Photocall in Madrid at Ritz Hotel in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Lalo Yasky/WireImage)
Randy Quaid and wife (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 3: Actor Randy Quaid poses at the Museum Of The Moving Image Salute to Will Smith at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel December 3, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
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THE 63RD ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Randy Quaid arrives at The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Randy Quaid during Focus Features' 'Brokeback Mountain' Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals at Mann National Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Evi Quaid and Randy Quaid (Photo by E. Charbonneau/WireImage for Focus Features)
WESTWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 29: Actor Randy Quaid (L) arrives at the premiere of 'Brokeback Mountain' at the Mann National Theater on November 29, 2005 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Randy Quaid during The 57th Annual Emmy Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
Randy Quaid during Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Honor the 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Nominees for Outstanding Performing Talent - Arrivals at Spago in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Randy Quaid (right) and guest during The 57th Annual Emmy Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Randy Quaid during 'Cinderella Man' Los Angeles Premiere at Gibsob Amphitheater in Universal City, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Randy Quaid during 'Cinderella Man' Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals at The Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Randy Quaid during 'Monster-In-Law' Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals at Mann National Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 27: Randy Quaid stars at 'Colonel' Tom Parker, in ELVIS, a four-hour mini-series which will be broadcast as the 'CBS Sunday Movie,' Sunday, May 8 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) and Wednesday, May 11 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS Photo Archive via Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 26: Elvis Presley (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and 'Colonel' Tom Parker (Randy Quaid), in ELVIS, a four-hour mini-series which will be broadcast as the 'CBS Sunday Movie,' Sunday, May 8 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) and Wednesday, May 11 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS Photo Archive via Getty Images)
Randy Quaid during Opening Night Arrivals And Afterparty For Sam Shepards' Play 'The God of Hell' at The Actors Studio Drama School Theater then Ramscale Penthouse in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MAY 23: Actor Randy Quaid (L) and Evi Quaid arrive at the premiere of 'Cinderella Man' at Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk on May 23, 2005 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 16: (U.S. TABS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi attend the opening night of 'The God of Hell' after party at Ramscale November 16, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
Randy Quaid and Roseanne Barr during 'Home on the Range' Premiere - Red Carpet at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Lee Celano/WireImage)
Randy Quaid during 'Home on the Range' Premiere - Arrivals at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Charlie Haid and Randy Quaid during 'Home on the Range' Premiere - Arrivals at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - OCTOBER 7: Actor Randy Quaid attends a ceremony honoring him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 7, 2003 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
Elizabeth McGovern, Ann Cusack, Randy Quaid and Mare Winningham (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
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Randy Quaid during 2003 Park City - 'Milwakee, Minnesota' - Portraits at YAHOO! Movies Portrait Studio in Park City, Utah, United States. (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 24: Actors Troy Garity, Alison Folland and Randy Quaid (L) at the 'Milwaukee, Minnesota' cast photo sessionduring the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2003 Park City , Utah. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
The Grubbs star, Randy Quaid, at the FOX 2002 Summer TCA Tour, held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Los Angeles, CA, January 22, 2002. (photo by Kevin Winter/ImageDirect).
Randy Quaid & wife during 'The Others' Los Angeles Premiere at DGA in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Randy Quaid & Wife during Hannibal Premiere at Mann Village Theater in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
380687 65: Actor Randy Quaid and his wife arrive at The Carousel of Hope Ball benefiting The Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes October 28, 2000 at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Liaison)
Evi Quaid and Randy Quaid during 'Jackie Brown' Los Angeles Premiere at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Evi Quaid and Randy Quaid during Beverly Hills Premiere of 'Last Dance' at The Academy in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Randy Quaid and Evi Quaid during The 14th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
371680 01: Randy Quaid with his wife, Evie at the 13th Annual Spirit Awards. Santa Monica, California. March 21,1998. (Photo by: Brenda Chase Online USA, Inc./Liaison Agency)
Evi Quaid and Randy Quaid during 'Independence Day' Los Angeles Premiere at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Evi Quaid and Randy Quaid during 1995 Vanity Fair Oscar Party - Arrivals at Morton's Restaurant in West Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Evi Quaid and Randy Quaid during 'The Paper' New York City Screening - March 15, 1994 at Ziegfeld Theater in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Randy Quaid and Evi Quaid during 'Emporer of Armani' Benefiting Pediatric AIDS Foundation - May 12, 1993 at Emporio Armani in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Evi Quaid and Randy Quaid during Randy Quaid Sighting at Spago's Restaurant in Hollywood - August 3, 1988 at Spago's Restaurant in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Evi Quaid and Randy Quaid during 'Bloodhounds of Broadway' Los Angeles Premiere at Director's Guild in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
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After recounting the incident, Quaid drew a larger connection to Hollywood as whole. "Many actors have experienced severe emotional trauma in their lives ... For us, acting is more than a career, it's a way of coping, a welcome survival mechanism."

Quaid went on to accuse two Hollywood figures of wronging him over the years in various ways -- studio executive Bruce Berman and producer Robert Boyette.

 

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Paz de la Huerta, who stars on HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire,' claims Harvey Weinstein raped her on two separate occasions in 2010: "I was in no state. I was so terrified of him," she told Vanity Fair. "I did say no, and when he was on top of me, I said, 'I don't want to do this' ... It was disgusting. He's like a pig."
British actress Lysette Anthony has publicly accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her in her home in the late 1980s.
Amber Anderson said Harvey Weinstein 'behaved inappropriately' and bragged about other actresses he had 'helped' in exchange for sexual favors.
Natassia Malthe has accused Weinstein of raping her in a hotel room. On a separate occasion, after she was assured that Weinstein would not come onto her, she was allegedly escorted to Weinstein's hotel room by an assistant. In the room was another woman, who performed oral sex on Weinstein whil he asked Malthe to join.
Lupita Nyong'o wrote a detailed essay for the New York Times recounting multiple incidents with Weinstein, including an evening during which he asked her to give him a nude massage while his family was in the same home.
Marisa Coughlan said that she planned to meet Weinstein for a meeting at his hotel. Instead, he requested a massage.

Heather Graham said Weinstein told her he had an agreement with his wife that allowed him to sleep with whomever he wants. He then asked him to meet her to discuss a film project at his hotel, falsely telling her that her friend would also be present. She declined.

French actress Judith Godreche has accused Weinstein of inappropriately pressing up against her, trying to remove her sweater and asking for a massage.

Lauren Holly said that during a seemingly normal meeting with Weinstein to discuss a project, he began disrobing, got into the shower, and went to the bathroom while continuing to converse with her. He then allegedly asked her for a massage. She fled. 
Angie Everhart said that she was sleeping in her own cabin on a yacht when Harvey Weinstein entered, blocked the door and began masturbating. He told her not to tell anyone, but she "told everyone," including many actors and producers. In response, most told her that it was just Harvey being Harvey. In an interview with TMZ, she emphasized that anyone in the industry who knew Harvey at all knew that he regularly did things like what he allegedly did to her.
Kate Beckinsale has accused Harvey Weinstein of coming onto her in his hotel room when she was 17 years old.
Tara Subkoff said that in the 1990s, on the same day that she was offered a major movie role, she met Harvey Weinstein at a party. He allegedly made her sit on his lap while he had an erection. He then told her that if he did not do certain sexual things, she would not get the role that she'd already been offered. She declined. Afterward, she said, her "reputation was ruined by false gossip" and she found it near impossible to book roles.
Minka Kelly said that Harvey Weinstein offered her a lavish lifestyle in exchange for being his extramarital girlfriend. She declined.
Gwyneth Paltrow told the New York Times that Harvey Weinstein asked her for a massage in his hotel suite. After she told then-boyfriend Brad Pitt, Pitt confronted him, leading Weinstein to contact Paltrow and "scream" at her, she said.
Asia Argento has accused Weinstein of raping her in his hotel room when she was 21. She first reluctantly agreed to give him a massage, and then he forcibly performed oral sex on her. During subsequent encounters, she had consensual sexual relations with him due to fear that he would otherwise ruin her career.
Rose McGowan has publicly accused Harvey Weinstein of rape. In October 2016, she tweeted reference to a studio head raping her. In October 2017, in a tweet to Amazon chief Jeff Bezos, McGowan referred to Weinstein by name while repeating her rape accusation. The alleged incident took place in the 1990s and resulted in a financial settlement.
Cara Delevingne has accused Harvey Weinstein of attempting to coerce her into kissing another woman in his hotel room. She had just begun her acting career and believed they were meeting just to finalize talks for a film role.
Angelina Jolie said she had a "bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth" and refused to work with him subsequently.
Jessica Barth has accused Harvey Weinstein of demanding that she get naked and give him a massage.
Emma de Caunes has accused Harvey Weinstein of unexpectedly getting naked and demanding that she lie down as other women had supposedly done before her.
Lauren Sivan has accused Harvey Weinstein of cornering her in a public space and masturbating to completion in front of her.
Mira Sorvino, seen here at a Weinstein Co. event in January 2017, said that after refusing Harvey Weinstein's advances, he dissuaded others in the industry from hiring her.
Ambra Battilana has accused Harvey Weinstein of groping her breasts and reaching under her skirt. She went to the NYPD and then conducted a sting operation, the audio of which was published by the New Yorker. In the audio, Weinstein can be heard attempting to coerce her to enter his hotel room.
Louisette Geiss has accused Harvey Weinstein of luring her to his hotel room after assuring her he wouldn't hit on her. He then disrobed and repeatedly asked her to watch him masturbate, telling her he would produce her screenplay if she did.
Emily Nestor (far right), a former Weinstein Co. employee, has accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment.
Rosanna Arquette has accused Harvey Weinstein of dissuading others from hiring her after she rejected his sexual advances.
Rose McGowan has publicly accused Weinstein of sexual harassment. She has also accused others in the industry of knowing of Weinstein's misconduct and either actively or passively hiding it.
Ashley Judd has publicly accused Harvey Weinstein of asking her for a massage and then asking her to watch him shower.
Florence Darel has accused Harvey Weinstein of coming onto her in a hotel suite in 1996 while his wife was in the room next door.
Zoe Brock (left, in 2004) has accused Weinstein of getting naked and chasing her around a hotel room after she refused to give him a massage.
Katherine Kendall (right, in 2006) has accused Harvey Weinstein of disrobing and asking for a massage in his apartment after a movie screening, telling her that "everybody does it." He then asked her to at least show him her breasts, which she refused.
Romola Garai has accused Harvey Weinstein of making her feel "violated" when he watched her audition wearing only a bathrobe in his hotel room.
Lea Seydoux has accused Harvey Weinstein of forcibly trying to kiss her on the lips in 2012.
Claire Forlani said she "escaped" Harvey Weinstein on five occasions. He allegedly told her about all the actresses he had slept with and how he had in turn established their careers. He also attempted to get her to give him a massage.
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