‘Red Table Talk’: Rumer Willis Reveals She Lost Her Virginity to a Man Who ‘Took Advantage’
Rumer Willis, known as an actor and the daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, revealed in a moving Red Table Talk about the time she lost her virginity, and she says it was with a man who “took advantage.” The episode was released on October 20 and is all about sexual consent. Willis is joined by Amber Rose, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Willow Smith, and Pinkett Smith’s mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris.
Willis has appeared on Red Table Talk before with her mother, Demi Moore, and sister, Tallulah Willis. But this time, she’s solo as she opens up about an important topic. The last time she was on the show, Willis actually mentioned that they should do a show involving consent, so it makes sense that she’d be a part of it.
Who is Rumer Willis?
Rumer Willis, the daughter of two famous actors, is herself an actor as well as a singer. Born in 1988, she was raised in Hailey, Idaho with her two sisters, Scout and Tallulah. According to IMDb, she first acted at the age of 5 in Now and Then, but she was credited as Willa Glen.
She’s been in a number of other movies and TV series, including the 2008 movie The House Bunny, and she’s made appearances in the series CSI: NY and Medium. She played Ellie in Sorority Row in 2009 and even made an appearance in Pretty Little Lies in 2013. She played Tory Ash in Empire, and played Joanna Pettet in Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood.
Willis and her dancing partner, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, also won season 20 of Dancing With the Stars.
Willis reveals she lost her virginity to a man who ‘took advantage’
In the episode of Red Table Talk, Willis gets real about her personal experiences. When she was 14, blogs were talking about the way she looked, which clearly affected her. She then had the “idea” that “‘Oh, well then if I’m desired sexually, then I have value.'”
Willis admits that she put pressure on herself because of not being sexually experienced. But when she did actually lose her virginity, it was with an older man who “took advantage.”
“When I lost my virginity when I was 18, I was more concerned with the shame that I was feeling at not having done it,” Willis says. “I was not abused, or it wasn’t rape, but I didn’t say yes. I wasn’t gung-ho about it. But I also didn’t say no. I just let it happen. He was older, and took advantage. But, and didn’t check in, that’s where I feel like the man’s responsibility is. No means no, but what if you can’t say no? What if you’re in a position, and you’re going, ‘I can’t express no because I’ve never done that.’”
It’s an extremely emotional and heavy episode that takes an eye-opening conversation about sexual consent and brings it center stage. Viewers can see the full episode here.