Elizabeth Smart struggled to film new Lifetime movie about her kidnapping

Elizabeth Smart was abducted from her home on June 5, 2002 when she was 14 years old and spent the next nine grueling months held prisoner as she was starved, drugged, raped and subjected to bizarre rituals by her captors.

Now, the 30-year-old has decided to chronicle her suffering in a Lifetime movie.

Smart serves as the producer and narrator of “I Am Elizabeth Smart,” which tells the story of her captivity. While Smart admitted she was hesitant to relive the most horrifying experience of her life, she told Fox News it was vital for her to show audiences what it was like to be kidnapped.

“… I’d come far enough in my healing that I felt like I could share some of the darkest, deepest details of what happened to me, in hopes that people watching will have a greater understanding for what it’s like to be raped, to be kidnapped, to go through something so traumatic that you never want to talk about it again, so… they can be compassionate [to other victims], that they can be understanding,” Smart told us. 

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