LOS ANGELES, Nov 19 — Meryl Streep recently opened up about two harrowing experiences she’s had with physical violence and how she sprung into action to fight off an abuser.
Speaking earlier in the week at an event for the Committee to Protect Journalists, Streep revealed her own experience with violence while honouring female journalists for their bravery in the course of their jobs.
“I do know something about real terror — the two times in my life when I was threatened and dealt with real physical violence, I learned something about life that I wouldn’t have known otherwise and I was lucky because my instincts served me well,” she was quoted by People as saying.
“In one instance, I played dead and waited until the blows stopped — watching like people say you do from about 50 feet above from where I was beaten.
“And in the second instance, someone else was being abused and I just went completely nuts and went after this man. Ask Cher — she was there. And the thug ran away, it was a miracle.”