'I was abused as a child and raped', says Fonda
Actress Jane Fonda has revealed she is a rape survivor and suffered sexual abuse as a child.
The two-time Oscar-winner said she was also fired once because she refused to have sex with her boss.
Fonda (79) made the revelations in an interview with Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson in The Edit magazine to mark International Women's Day on March 8.
"To show you the extent to which a patriarchy takes a toll on females, I've been raped, I've been sexually abused as a child and I've been fired because I wouldn't sleep with my boss and I always thought it was my fault - that I didn't do or say the right thing," she said.
"I know young girls who've been raped and didn't even know it was rape. They think: 'It must have been because I said no the wrong way'.
"One of the great things the women's movement has done is to make us realise that [rape and abuse is] not our fault. We were violated and it's not right."
Barbarella star Fonda also spoke about her regrets as a mother to three children - Vanessa, Troy and Mary.
"I regret that I wasn't a better parent," she told Larson in the interview.
"I didn't know how to do it. But you can learn, so I studied how to be a parent.
"It's never too late. I am trying to make up for what I didn't know before.
"When I die, I want my family to be around me. I want them to love me and I have to earn that. I'm still working at it," she added.
Fonda, who won best actress Oscars for her roles in Klute and Coming Home in the 1970s, first became a political activist at the age of 31 to oppose the Vietnam War.
She told Larson she had concerns that a Hollywood "blacklist" could return.
"When I found out what was really happening in Vietnam I didn't care if I ever worked again," she said.
"I considered leaving the business to become a full-time activist.
"My father was terrified for me. He remembered the 1950s when people's careers were destroyed.
"It's possible the [Hollywood] blacklist will be brought back."