Laverne Cox is opening up and sharing details about a devastating attack she and a friend went through. The attack, which was based on transphobia, was "triggering" for Cox.

The Orange Is the New Black star is recounting details of the events and reveals moments like this aren't unheard of.

Laverne Cox subjected to a transphobic attack

On an Instagram Live session over the weekend, Netflix star Laverne Cox is reliving a traumatizing moment in which she and a friend were attacked by a transphobe. 

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Talking to her followers, Cox shared that she and a friend were on a socially distant walk in Los Angeles when a man approached the two "aggressively asking for the time."

"The guy who asked for the time says to my friend, 'Guy or girl?' My friend says, 'F-- off.' I'm walking — I'm hearing all this happening in a split second — and then all of a sudden, the guy is attacking my friend," Cox shared.

The actress then went on to say she quickly pulled out her phone to call 911, before the man "was gone."

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Cox said later in the video that she thought she maybe should've recorded the attack, but it was "so quick" she didn't get a chance to.

"I'm safe, my friend is fine," Cox noted, saying she feels "lucky and grateful" that nothing worse happened and that they were okay.

In the video, Cox also goes on to share that she has "a long history of street harassment", and that sadly the event wasn't shocking.

"It's not safe in the world," she said. "I don't like to think about it a lot, but it is the truth — it's the truth, and it's not safe if you're a trans person. Obviously, I know this well."

"It's important for me to remind myself and remind you that when these things happen, it's not your fault. It's not your fault that there are people who are not cool with you existing in the world," Cox told her viewers. "We have a right to walk in the park."

Many were quick to comment and show support for the actress and spread the love.

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