Amy Schumer opens up about 'grey-area' rape

Amy Schumer has opened up about her "grey-area rape"; describing how she lost her virginity to her ex-boyfriend when she was sleeping.

The 36-year old comedienne shared her experience on Oprah Winfrey's 'SuperSoul Conversations'.

She told the talk-show host that her then-boyfriend apologised immediately and said he thought she "knew" what he was doing.

The Trainwreck star said she felt violated by the whole ordeal.

She told Oprah, "In my stand-up… I called it grape, grey-area rape. It was a way of bringing it up in my stand-up and trying to make people laugh while they learned". 

"They don't say 'it's probably gonna be a guy you know really well. It could be your husband; it could be your friend'."

The actress said she had conflicting feelings following the incident.  "Okay, this isn't someone I want to see rotting in a jail cell, but what he did to me was wrong, and I didn't consent," she observed.  

Schumer revealed that although felt angry about the assault, she was forced to comfort her ex-boyfriend as he felt guilty. 

"The first thing he said was, 'I thought you knew'. I didn't say anything yet…. he was my boyfriend. I loved him. I had to comfort him."

Schumer said she and her former partner stayed together and eventually had consensual sex. 

She said she incorporates the experience into jokes to help people learn. 

"I lost my virginity while I was asleep. So in my stand-up, I would say 'If she's asleep, that's a no'. 

"[I'm] just hoping that a couple of guys would see that and be in that moment and go 'This is a no, I heard this somewhere".

 

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