'Supergirl' Star Melissa Benoist Says She Was Victim of Domestic Violence - NBC Chicago

'Supergirl' Star Melissa Benoist Says She Was Victim of Domestic Violence

“It’s still hard for me to dissect what I was thinking and feeling that kept me from stopping what felt like a runaway freight train," Melissa Benoist said



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    In this July 20, 2019, photo, "Supergirl" actress Melissa Benoist arrives for the "Supergirl" press line during San Diego Comic Con in San Diego, California.

    "Supergirl" star Melissa Benoist said in an Instagram video Wednesday that she is a survivor of domestic violence, NBC News reports.

    In a more than 14 minute video, Benoist said that she was "quite nervous" before stating, "I am a survivor of domestic violence or IPV, intimate partner violence, which is something I never in my life expected I would say let alone be broadcasting into the ether.”

    Benoist does not name her alleged abuser but said he is younger than her and described him as a "magnanimous person," who could be charming, funny, manipulative and devious.

    She said she met him at a time in her life when she was newly single and not romantically interested in him. She said the two were friends at first and once they started dating, it was a “0 to 60 catapult”