Mena Suvari, an American actress, has spoken out about growing up being sexually abused and how her ex-boyfriend “manipulated” her into having threesomes with other women.
The 43-year-old star admitted in an interview with The Guardian published on July 27 that she first met her lighting technician ex when she was 17.
Suvari claimed he would allegedly assault her verbally and sexually and ask her to find women for a threesome, even those she engaged in on set, though she did not identify his name.
The American beauty actress continued by saying that when she saw these women years later, she spoke to one of them:
I want you to know that none of this was ever in my plans.
Mena Suvari was amazed when the lady remarked:
“‘Oh! You wanted to do it,’ he told me. I had no idea I was being manipulated, which was a huge eye-opener for me. I had been placed in the situation; it had been specifically designed for me.” Despite one History of abuse Mena Suvari was married three times.
Suvari, who is married to Michael Hope and has a one-year-old child named Christopher, revealed she felt stuck in her relationship with her abusive ex-boyfriend.
The American Pie actress revealed in the same interview that she previously had to be hospitalized due to rough anal sex and using uncomfortable sex toys.
Mena Suvari described how the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her abusive ex-boyfriend affected her current relationship with intimacy.
I never wanted to express negative opinions about things that can be really healthy for other people. It was so destructive for me as I didn’t have the opportunity or permission to do it. When you experience sexual assault, it’s a very messy thing because some of it is kind of pleasant. You are confused and unsure of what is right because the other part is a complete nightmare.
Mena Suvari has previously spoken out about going through sexual trauma in the past. The actress confessed she was raped by her brother’s girlfriend in 2021 at the age of 12 while speaking to People Magazine.
“A piece of me died that day. He played with me, used me and then dropped me. I was called wh*re by him. I have never been able to engage in healthy sexual expression. My decision was in vain. And that, coupled with the fact that I already didn’t feel heard and seen, helped me form an idea of who I was. I held that value high.
However, the actress ended the unhealthy marriage and has since been married three times.
She first married Robert Brinkmann, a cinematographer of German descent whom she met while working on the set of Sugar & Spice in 2000. However, their union did not last long and in 2005 they divorced.
Later, in 2007, Suvari began dating Italian-Canadian concert organizer Simone Sestito. Three years later, in 2010, they married in Rome. However, a year after saying “I do,” the Nowhere star filed for divorce.
In 2018, Mena Suvari married set designer Michael Hope. They have a son together who was born in 2021.