A growing number of celebrity sex attacks have been recorded by the media and social media.
A report by Amnesty International and a survey of women who’ve been assaulted by celebrities in the past year have revealed a disturbing trend: sexual assault is on the rise, even among some of the most well-known figures in the world.
And while most people don’t know about it, it’s a problem that’s been around for years.
The Amnesty report on sexual assault in 2017 found that a whopping 73% of celebrity sexual assault victims in 2017 were under the age of 18.
That’s more than three times the national average of 15%.
The majority of celebrities, especially those who are well known, were assaulted by multiple people.
They ranged from their parents, ex-boyfriends, or family members.
“Celebrity rape is a widespread phenomenon that impacts many people who have a prominent role in our society,” said Emily Emslie, a researcher with Amnesty International, in a statement.
“It can affect people of all ages, from children to adults.
And it is often hidden, so we have a responsibility to raise awareness about it.”
This is a problem with the highest profile celebrities, such as Michael Jackson and Jennifer Lawrence.
And the issue is becoming more widespread.
While it’s not clear exactly how many celebrities have been assaulted, the report found that of the celebrities who had been the subject of at least one assault, 22% were under 18 years old.
According to the research, about 3% of sexual assault survivors are under the legal age of consent in the US.
“If we are to tackle the epidemic of sexual violence in our entertainment industry, we need to do more to ensure that everyone is safe, no matter how famous they are,” said Emslies report.
“We can do more.”
More than 30 women in the study said they had been sexually assaulted by famous figures, including the likes of Madonna, Bill Gates, and Beyoncé.
The number of sexual assaults reported by celebrities has increased over the past decade.
In 2017, 1,100 sexual assault reports were filed with the FBI’s National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, according to Amnesty.
The rise of celebrities has led to a number of campaigns to combat the problem.
A hashtag that began trending in 2016 and has since become popular has urged celebrities to do better in dealing with sexual assault.
“When you have a celebrity like Madonna, who has the power to be everywhere, and you see them, it makes it much easier for them to engage,” Emsies report said.
“So, we want to make it easier for celebrities to be able to make sure that their actions are not going to have an impact on someone’s safety, and that’s a very good thing.”
Celebrities who have been sexually harassed include Mark Wahlberg, Ariana Grande, and Angelina Jolie.
Mark Wollberg, who starred in the film Trainwreck, was sexually harassed by a co-star and the actress said in an interview with The New York Times that she was afraid to report it because she feared being “in the line of fire.”
A video went viral, showing Wahlburg making lewd comments to the woman.
“I want you to know, I’m a feminist, and I’m very, very sick of you,” he says in the video.
“You’re just a piece of shit.
I’m not going anywhere.”
Angelina Wahlbergh said that after the incident, she became “incomplete and useless,” and she did not speak out about it until she saw a clip of Wahlburgh speaking out on the “Ellen Show” in 2017.
“He basically said, ‘If I don’t like it, then I don�t like it.’
And that was pretty much the last I heard of it,” Wahlbeggs wife, Jennifer, told the New York Post.
Jolie said that she once confronted her husband after he told her to take off her shirt, and he replied, “I don’t care if you like it.”
She said that he eventually apologized to her.