‘Riverdale’ Star Camila Mendes Reveals She Was A Victim Of Sexual Assault In College

Riverdale star Camila Mendes came forward as a survivor of sexual assault in an interview with Women’s Health Magazine.

During an interview for the October issue of Women’s Health, Camila Mendes, who portrays Veronica Lodge on The CW’s Riverdale, discussed several topics including how she moved a lot during her childhood and creating a routine when she travels as a result. At one point, the conversation turned to a tattoo Camila Mendes got that says, “to build a home.”

The Riverdale star revealed that she got the tattoo during her freshman year at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Camila Mendes then explained that she was drugged with the date rape drug and sexually assaulted during her first year at college:

 “I had a very, very bad experience. I was roofied by someone who sexually assaulted me.”

Camila Mendes did not divulge any more details about her attacker or the what happened, though the outlet writes that the tattoo reminds the Riverdale star “to strengthen both her sense of self and the environment around her.”

Here is a portion of the Riverdale season 3 synopsis:

The third season of RIVERDALE began at the end of summer vacation, with Archie’s trial for a murder he didn’t commit, orchestrated by Hiram Lodge, building to a shattering conclusion – Archie (KJ Apa) being sent to juvenile detention – even as a new threat reared its head in Riverdale: The Gargoyle King. A figure of myth inspired by the role-playing game Gryphons and Gargoyle, the Gargoyle King started claiming sacrificial victims, beginning with Dilton Doiley! As Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) investigated the deadly game’s origins (with their parents, twenty years earlier), Veronica (Camila Mendes) worked ceaselessly to get Archie out of juvie, where he was forced to bare-knuckle box for survival.

Riverdale stars KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy, Mark Consuelos as Hiram Lodge, Casey Cott as Kevin Keller, Charles Melton as Reggie Mantle, Vanessa Morgan as Toni Topaz, Skeet Ulrich as FP Jones, Mädchen Amick as Alice Cooper, and Luke Perry as Fred Andrews.

Riverdale season 4 is set to premiere on October 9, 2019.

Source: Women’s Health Magazine

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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