By Alex Datig, October 14, 2017
The long dark shadow of Hollywood is cast by predators determined to rip out the hearts of the young and innocent and crush their dreams. I know, I was one of them. When I was 19 years old, I joined the Screen Actors Guild because I got a speaking role in a movie. From thereon, I spent tireless hours in the gym, working on my craft, designing fashion and aspiring to become a model and a fashion designer. Competition was tough but I was determined I was a contender. I was wrong. Not because I didn't have what it took to make it in print, but because I had no way to prepare for the predators and abusers that would see me as something that could be exploited in more way than I ever could have dreamed in my worst nightmares.
For nine months, I found myself being sold into sexual slavery, Hollywood style. It nearly killed me. To save my own life, I went against Hollywood and all the shady operators who would rather see me dead than expose them. But expose them I did and to jail they went. No one should have to go through what I did. It took me years to get parts of my life back. Some parts are lost forever. - Harvey Weinstein is not the only predator who operates the way he does. He is only the symptom of a much bigger problem.