Jun 6, 2011

Via Daily Mail:

Thandie Newton has revealed that she has come to terms with a traumatic relationship with a film director 23 years her senior who she claims took advantage of her innocence as a teenager.

She spoke about her six-year affair with director John Duigan which she began when she was 16 after travelling to Australia to audition for his film Flirting, which starred Nicole Kidman.

The Bafta-winning actress has said the relationship left her feeling ‘self-destructive’ and said she has only spoken about it ‘so teenagers can see they can resist and gain self-awareness’.

She said she had therapy after the affair.

She also said she never told her parents about at the time.

Asked why she had not reported it to police, she said: ‘I am my own supreme court. I judge that one.

'And in a strict legal way there might not be a case.’

Previously she has said: ‘In retrospect, although it was legal because I was 16, I was coerced.’

Duigan, now 61, lives in America.

Stories like this makes me appreciate Sonja Norwood even more and the tight reign she had on her daughter and her daughter's career. Stories like Thandie's should serve as a cautionary tale to any young female that is trying to break into the entertainment field as well as to their parents. Is fame every worth something like this?


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