Camila Mendes has revealed that she was sexually assaulted while she was a college student at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
In an interview with Women’s Health, the Riverdale actress spoke candidly about her experience.
While discussing the meaning behind her only tattoo, the star explained that she got inked in response to surviving the assault.
“I got the tattoo after my freshman year. I had a very, very bad experience,” she told the magazine.
“I was roofied by someone who sexually assaulted me,” she told the magazine.”
The star explained how she looks after mental health following the experience.
“Whenever I feel like I’m going through something difficult, I think about what I can do physically for myself,” she said.
“I danced for seven years, from age 4 to 11. Then I did musicals as a kid, then so much of acting school is movement classes and connecting your breath to your body.”
“Activity has always been an important part of my life.”