'13 Reasons Why' Season 2: Jessica's Rape Will Be A Major Storyline

'13 Reasons Why' Season 2: Jessica's Rape Will Be A Major Storyline

Jessica’s story is not even close to being over on 13 Reasons Why.

Showrunner Brian Yorkey dished to EW that we will see more to her story than we imagined, and that’s a good thing.

“I want to do Jessica’s story the deserved justice of following her as she goes back to school, as she tries to begin to recover from what happened to her,” he explained. “It’s something that millions of young women go through.”

Played by Alisha Boe, the actress just recently opened up about her character actually being slut-shamed by show fans — which should not be happening. Rape is NEVER the victim’s fault.

“I thought everyone would sympathise with Jessica because of what she’s been through, to me that made the most sense,” she shared. “She’s a survivor and she’s been trying to deal with it and she’s acting out because of it.”

Alisha adds, “I was getting comments and being tagged in photos and fan theories that I can’t help but look at, but basically, people are slut-shaming Jessica. They’re calling her a b**** and they’re saying she deserved it that I should take Justin back and I shouldn’t be that drunk at a party and it made me take a second and step back and realize, wow, we as a society are not able to not blame the rape survivor but more so we want to take Justin’s side because he’s charming and has a nice smile.”

“And that makes me so hurt and angry, and it makes me want to get more involved in being an advocate for women and men who are sexually assaulted and are survivors of rape because the conversation still hasn’t changed.”

You can stream 13 Reasons Why on Netflix now.

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