Actress Debra Teng starts YouTube talk show on sexual assault

18-part series inspired by global #MeToo movement and personal sexual assault trauma

Freelance actress Debra Teng (in blue) with some of the volunteer filmmakers behind the Under The Carpet #MeToo YouTube talk show series on sexual assault that was launched on Monday. Ms Teng, in her 40s, was groped during an audition for a televisio
Freelance actress Debra Teng (in blue) with some of the volunteer filmmakers behind the Under The Carpet #MeToo YouTube talk show series on sexual assault that was launched on Monday. Ms Teng, in her 40s, was groped during an audition for a television commercial when she was 15.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

When the #MeToo movement gained global traction late last year, it resonated strongly with freelance actress Debra Teng, as it triggered memories of how she was sexually assaulted when she was a teenager.

While she had kept silent on her ordeal for many years, Ms Teng, who is in her 40s, was inspired by the movementto create her own talk show series on sexual assault.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 21, 2018, with the headline 'Actress starts YouTube talk show on sexual assault'. Print Edition | Subscribe