Award winning African actress, Lydia Forson, assaulted by a Ghanaian security officer on Monday morning.
The assault landed with a hit or crush between the top notch actress, Ms Forson and the said security official
The “Side Chiq” actress posted the video of the said assault on her Instagram page, Monday morning
As she narrates:
I don’t even know where to start this piece from. How do I explain that I woke up excited about my day unaware of the very dangerous encounter I was to have. How do I write in a language that won’t be judged, misinterpreted or dismissed?
How do I speak on my assault without someone tone checking me, questioning the validity of my claim and trying to make it my fault?
Because that’s the never-ending cycle women in this country go through whenever the subject of any type of abuse is brought up.
Who we become the centre of the conversation and NOT what happened to us. How we speak on the subject will determine if we deserve sympathy or not, we have to hold back the anger we feel, speak in a more acceptable tone and basically focus more on how people receive what we’re saying instead of the pain of what we went through.
Yesterday I was assaulted by this man, a security official who looked me dead in the eye and said “he could beat me because his power permitted him to and no one would do a thing about it”.
Watch the video below: