Joan Collins Revealed That Her First Husband, Maxwell Reed, Dated Her And Raped Her!
For the first time, Dame Joan Henrietta Collins, aka Joan Collins, an English actress, author, and columnist, spoke publicly about her abuse. The "Dynasty" star claimed that she suffered from the hands of her first husband, Maxwell Reed, a Northern Irish actor, and was raped on their first date.
However, it is quite shocking to hear that the 88-year-old actress claims her ex-husband film star Reed raped her on their first date before trying to 'pimp' her out to "rich old men" for " £10,000 a night.''
Joan Collins and Maxwell Reed exchanged their vows on 24 May 1952. Photo Source: Daily Express
The blond beauty opens up all the alleged assaults that happened that day. She said that Reed spiked her drink while she visited his home that aired on Saturday night in the U.K. At the time, Joan was just 17, and Reed was 31.
Joan continued, ''The next thing I knew, I was flat out on the sofa, and he was raping me. In those days, my mother would have said I was taken advantage of it; Now, we call it date rape,'' as noted by The Wrap.
Despite all this, without any shame, Joan walked down the aisle with Reed on 24 May 1952. The marriage only lasted for four years and was ended because Joan said that Reed wanted her to sleep with other men and told her he would pay her thousands for that.
''We were in Les Ambassadeurs, a terribly chic nightclub in Mayfair,'' Joan recalled in the BBC interview. ''Max had a habit of gravitating towards rich, elderly men, and I was starting to get a vague idea of what this was all about. Max told me, 'He'll pay you £10,000 for one night, and I can even watch.' I looked at my handsome, loathsome husband and began to cry. 'Never in a million years.' I went home to Mummy.''
Joan Collins and Maxwell Reed's marriage life lasted for four years. Photo Source: NBC News
Things don't end in this way for Joan. Those were not the only abuse she faced. After divorcing, she said film producer Darryl Zanuck sexually harassed her, whom she said ''pinned me like a beetle to a board and said, 'You need a real man, honey, a real man.' Luckily, a make-up man came down the corridor, and I was able to escape.''
Joan told BBC that she considers herself a ''survivor.'' She said, ''I survived being a young actress when practically all the men were predators; they used to say female stars were finished at 27, but here I am after seven decades in the business to tell you a thing or two about how to survive the perils of the profession.''
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