General Hospital Breaks Ground with Male Storyline
In a recent episode of ABC's long-running General Hospital, a male character disclosed he had been raped — a first for daytime television. While GH character Michael Corinthos (played by actor Chad Duell) has been experiencing the devastating emotional effects of the assault on the show for months, he finally revealed to his loved ones that he was sexually assaulted in prison and was unable to deal with the trauma alone.
In conjunction with this episode, General Hospital aired a public service ad with actors Chad Duell and Andrea Bogart. The spot encouraged viewers to get help and support through the National Sexual Assault Hotline and the Online Hotline; thanks to the PSA, the number of people who got help through RAINN's hotlines doubled that day.
Watch General Hospital's RAINN PSA
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