Gabriel Byrne: (on the abuse he suffered at 11) I was taken advantage of in a very vulnerable situation where I was being told the facts of life. Physical boundaries were crossed, let's say. (The inappropriate contact involved...) touching and closeness rather than anything more overt than that. I would never have thought to tell my parents because, in the world of a child, I assumed that anything that happened to you was inevitable. What makes this inappropriate behavior so despicable is that the child does not have a choice.