When Abigail Breslin opened up to her fans on Instagram on Sunday with a personal story about dealing with domestic abuse and the effect it has had on her, most of the comments were supportive, but not all.

One user in particular took this as an opportunity to victim-blame Breslin, and even went on to have multiple back-and-forths with other users in the comments section.

After coming out and sharing a story like this, Breslin wasn’t about to let this Instagram troll say these things and get away with it, especially when it could possibly be damaging to others reading it.

The actress posted a gallery to the social media platform containing images of all the comments the user had written and asked Instagram, in the caption, to “ have this woman removed for spewing such disgusting vial nonsense and possibly damaging and scarring the lives of young” people everywhere.

While the 21-year-old woman clearly had no problem standing her ground against this mean commenter, it didn't hurt for her to receive a little extra support. That support came in the form of her “Dirty Dancing” co-star Debra Messing, who jumped into the comments section of this gallery to write directly to the spotlighted user.

“You obviously have been one of the very lucky few who has not been directly effected [sic] by sexual harassment or sexual assault,” Messing wrote on Breslin’s Instagram post in a comment directly tagged to the troll.” Let me make this very clear. It. Is. NEVER. the. Responsibility. Of. A. Survivor. To. Stop. A. PREDATOR. It is the predator’s responsibility to NOT abuse, manipulate, humiliate, debase, objectify, assault a person- of any sex. When you BLAME & SHAME the victim you EMPOWER ALL PREDATORS. I’m going to assume you were really sheltered and never educated on the matter. Now you owe all survivors an apology and promise to be a part of the solution going forward and not the problem. ”

All of the malicious words from this specific user came after Breslin spoke her truth in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

“It’s #domesticviolenceawarenessmonth. I’m a domestic violence and sexual assault survivor,” Breslin began her caption of a photo showing a fresh cut on her ankle. “While I now am no longer with my abuser, in the aftermath of what happened to me, I developed Complex PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) . I took this pic of my ankle a few hours ago right after one of my ‘episodes’ as I call them. I was so freaked out and disoriented I slipped and fell on a piece of glass. Usually they occur right after I’ve been triggered... problem is, triggers are often very hard to detect. Which is exactly why #domesticviolenceawarenessmonth is so important. We must keep the discussion open.”


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She continued: “While at first I felt this was very awkward and uncomfortable to post, I reminded myself of something I say often: PTSD is absolutely NOTHING to be ashamed or embarrassed about. PTSD is the result of an uncontrollable scenario. Never feel like you are less than because you have a condition that you didn’t cause. You are still beautiful, you are still important, you are still WORTHY. ”