Louise Godbold is featured in The Hollywood Reporter 2017 Women in Entertainment issue. In October she came forward to add her voice to the long list of women accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct.
“I didn’t want to supply salacious details to the already much chewed over picture we have of habitual, historical abuse. I wanted to take control of the narrative and use this opportunity to talk about childhood trauma and the patterns it sets up in later life. It is so important that the science we now have about trauma and resilience reaches a larger audience. At Echo we want people to understand that our relationships with one another, and especially our children, will determine whether we continue in these destructive cycles, or whether the trauma and abuse stop now.”
The Interview: A Trauma Expert Takes a Closer Look at the Women Who Came Forward
If you experience sexual abuse as a child from the people you trust, your sense of what’s dangerous gets totally skewed. We call that losing danger cues. It is no mistake that I ended up in that hotel room with Harvey because someone like me doesn’t have very good danger cues. I think that predators scent us out. I wonder how many of us who have come forward had previously experienced trauma in some fashion.