You read the headline right. Gabrielle Union tried to shoot a man who raped her. Understandably, Rihanna's "Man Down" video hit close to home for her.
We've debated whether or not Rihanna is a bad role model based on the violent storyline of the video. For Union, the work was simply true to life.
Asked by a fan about the controversial video, the actress opened up about her own abusive past, and the stunning parallels with "Man Down."
The topic came up last week, when Union was soliciting ideas from her followers on how to better combat violence against women and kids.
When a fan asked what she thought of the Rihanna video, she said she hadn't seen it, but would comment when she had. Later, Union wrote:
"Saw 'Man Down' by @rihanna. Every victim/survivor of rape is unique, including how they THINK they'd like justice 2 be handed out."
"During my rape I tried 2 shoot my rapist, bt I missed. Over the yrs I realized tht killin my rapist would've added insult 2 injury."
"The DESIRE 2 kill someone whose abused/raped u is understandable, bt unless its self defense n the moment 2 save ur life."
"Just ADDS 2 ur troubles #mandown."