Catherine Shoard, Jane Fonda: ‘Plastic surgery bought me a decade’ , The Guardian

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““The danger with surgery is you say: ‘Oh this is good, let me do more. It can be an addiction. Thirty percent of women were sexually abused when they were young. And a woman who has been sexually abused will have a tendency to go too far. When you’re young it can be this” – she mimes self-harm – “and when you’re older it can be plastic surgery. When I see a woman who’s made her face a mask I say: ‘I bet, I bet.’”

A quick pause for breath. “People don’t realise sexual abuse is an epidemic. And it has a lot to do with why women are distorting their faces with plastic surgery. It’s shocking to me that more than 30 people in the US have said Bill Cosby drugged them and raped them and there are still people who don’t believe it.” Cosby has denied the allegations. “It’s hard for people to understand why you could have been raped years ago and not said anything. People don’t understand the sense of guilt and shame. A lot has to do with how the media report it and how the police handle it. We have to change that and introduce real punishment for the perpetrators.”