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Jada Pinkett Smith stands up for allegedly raped teen on Facebook

Pinkett Smith, 42, used the social media forum last week to share a link to an article about a Houston teen named Jada who was allegedly drugged, raped and photographed at a fellow high schooler's party.
By Veronica Linares   |   July 14, 2014 at 9:46 AM   |   Comments

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HOUSTON, July 14 (UPI) -- Jada Pinkett Smith stood up for a 16-year-old alleged rape victim Friday, writing on her Facebook page that "this could be you, or me, or any woman or girl that we know."

Pinkett Smith, 42, used the social media forum last week to share a link to a Daily Beast article about a Houston teen named Jada who was allegedly drugged, raped, and photographed and filmed at a fellow high schooler's party. The pictures of the 16-year-old's naked and unconscious body were soon uploaded prompting her friends to contact her about the incident.

"Everybody knows," Jada told KHOU 11 News in Houston. "And everybody's texting me, 'Are you okay? You're going to be okay.'"

The photos and videos also became something of a joke to Internet users who have started the tags #jadapose and #jadacounterpose to mock the teen's limp body in pictures of their own.

Pinkett Smitth used the hashtag #justiceforjada in her Facebook post, writing: "This could be you, me, or any woman or girl that we know. What do we plan to do about this ugly epidemic? #justiceforjada"

Actress Mia Farrow also noticed the trend and took to Twitter to ask parents and teachers to step up their game.

"Parents & teachers it's time to step up! Teach boys to respect each other and all girls and women #JusticeforJada," the actress tweeted.

While Jada has already reported her attack to the police, the perpetrator remains at large and reportedly called the teen a "hoe" who "snitched" on social media.

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