LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Actress Joan Collins has revealed that her ex-husband Matthew Reed raped her in the 1950s when she was 17. In an interview for the documentary Brave Miss World, the 81-year-old entertainer recounted the time she went out for dinner with Reed and had a drink that was likely spiked with a drug. She remembers losing consciousness and waking up in the middle of the assault.
"The next thing I knew, I was out flat on the sofa in that living room and he was raping me," she says. "And what he had given me was a drug. He had drugged my drink. It wasn't my fault but I didn't know, I went out with him."
Collins said she was still a virgin at the time of the incident and she went out with Reed again and eventually married him, "because you know, he took my virginity."
"I really hated him, but I was so filled with guilt, that he had done this thing to me," she said.
Brave Miss World is a documentary by Cecilia Peck that focuses on the life of Linor Abargil, an Israeli beauty pageant contestant who won the Miss World beauty pageant in 1998 a few weeks after she was raped. The film focuses on her story, along with that of many other prominent men and women who have been raped.
The documentary is currently streaming on Netflix.