'Then he punched me': Minnie Driver, 46, recounts violent sexual assault at age 17 while on vacation in Greece
Minnie Driver recounted being a teenage victim of sexual assault.
The 46-year-old English actress discussed the ordeal during a SiriusXM interview in New York City on Tuesday.
'I was on vacation in Greece, and this guy, kinda elbow-grabbed me, and said ''You're going to dance with me,"' Minnie told interviewer Pete Dominick.
Teenage victim: Minnie Driver recounted being a teenage victim of sexual assault during a radio interview on Tuesday
'I said "no" and I pulled my arm away from him, and he grabbed me by the back of my hair. I tried to kick him, and then he punched me,' Minnie added.
Minnie said she was only age 17 when the incident took place.
'The way [the police] presented it was ''this guy was just having a good time and if you'd gone along with it, it would've been fine,''' Minnie said.
'''If you'd just danced with him, you wouldn't be in this position that you're in now,''' she was told.
Blamed the victim: The actress said police in Greece blamed her for the assault that occurred while she was on vacation age 17
Minnie relayed the story as part of a wider discussion on the prevalence of sexual assault against women.
'I don't know a woman who has not had some form of sexual assault at some point in her life,' Minnie said.
Minnie was in New York City promoting her new ABC sitcom Speechless that premiered last month and also attended a Build Series event at AOL headquarters.
New show: The English actress also discussed her new show Speechless at a Build Series event at AOL headquarters in New York City
She stars as family matriarch Maya DiMeo in the half-hour series.
Speechless premiered on September 21 and was picked up on September 29 for a full 22-episode season.
Minnie has been in a relationship with boyfriend Neville Wakefield for two years.
Going strong: Minnie is shown with her boyfriend Neville Wakefield in January 2015 in Los Angeles
Famous role: The actress is shown in a still from the 1997 movie Good Will Hunting
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