02 Jul '11, 6am

Actress Bai Ling confronts her past when, as a teenager, she was pressed to have sex with superiors in the Chinese army

Actress Bai Ling confronts her past when, as a teenager, she was pressed to have sex with superiors in the Chinese army

She was pressed to have sex with her superiors, with one encounter leading to pregnancy and an abortion under an assumed name, Bai said, adding that other women serving with her in Tibet were also forced into sex and regularly plied with alcohol. -- PHOTO: AP LOS ANGELES - ACTRESS Bai Ling said she is confronting a dark chapter from her past: sexual abuse she suffered as a teenager at the hands of Chinese army officers. Bai, 44, who was a soldier in a People's Liberation Army performance troupe from age 14 to 17, told The Associated Press in a recent interview that she was 'opening a wound that was very secret to myself, that even my parents don't know'. Therapy she received during a US reality TV series helped her understand what she endured in the 1980s and the psychological marks it left on her, Bai said. She was pressed to have sex with her superiors, with one encounte...

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