Thandiwe recalls herself from being “derailed” after being sexually harassed at 16 by a film director.
Throughout the entertainment industry sexual abuse and racism is a common issue exclaimed by The Line of Duty and Westworld star. They were discussing about the sad reality within the entertainment industry for years.
Newton says, “There’s a moment where the ghost of me changed, you know, and it was then, it was 16,” She recallls. “He derailed me from myself utterly. I was traumatised. It was a kind of PTSD for sure. I was so distraught and appalled that a director had abused a young actress, and that it was happening elsewhere, minors getting abused and how f***ed up it was. I was basically waiting for someone to come along and say, ‘Well, what shall we do about this?’’’
Newton went on to state that she suffered with eating problems as a result of her trauma, and that she used food as a coping mechanism. Further she says, “I punished my body to try and find my heart.”