Speaking to Elle magazine, Kristen likened paparazzi photos to rape.
‘What you don’t see are the cameras shoved in my face and the bizarre intrusive questions being asked, or the people falling over themselves, screaming and taunting to get a reaction,’ Kristen said.
‘The photos are so… I feel like I’m looking at someone being raped. A lot of the time I can’t handle it. It’s f*cked. I never expected that this would be my life.’
Kristen’s comments have upset Harriet Lessel, executive director of the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault, who said: ‘Clearly that kind of violation is not the same as rape,’
‘I understand that Kristen Stewart was expressing thet she feels violated.
‘Sure violation is a form of sexual assault, but it’s the most serious and most personal.
‘It’s clearly a poor choice of words.’