Teri Hatcher has claimed she was sexually assaulted in the back of a car when she was a child.

Teri Hatcher

Teri Hatcher

The 53-year-old actress took to Instagram to share an open letter to US president Donald Trump, in which she recalled the traumatic experience, and listed what she does and doesn't remember from the alleged incident.

She wrote: "Here's what I remember:

"His erect penis, that he was stroking as he sat behind the wheel of the car. 'Do you want to touch it?' he asked. I said, 'No'.

"He took my hand to touch it anyway. It was pink. There were tissues. I didn't know what they were for, but then I did.

"I was face down on the seat looking at the floor as he violated me.

"He said, 'Do you like how this feels?' I said 'No'.

"He said, 'Someday you will.'

"Here's what I do NOT remember:

"The address of where it happened.

"How I got there.

"How I got home.

"What day or month it was.

"If anyone was drinking beer. (sic)"

The 'Desperate Housewives' star went on to speak directly to Donald Trump, insisting that just because she can't remember some of the details, doesn't mean she is lying about the alleged incident.

She continued: "Sadly, myself and then decades later, teenager Sarah Van Cleemput, were abused by the same man. She committed suicide. I battled my demons.

"Mr. President, I am a survivor, who stands available to help you understand the way the memories of a trauma like that work. It might be hard for you to understand. I can readily explain in detail that 'I don't remember' is often the most honest response surrounding questions of an assault. It does NOT mean it didn't happen. Please do not add 'Mocked by President' to the injury list of a sexual survivor. It's just plain wrong. (sic)"

Teri captioned the note by including the hashtag #MeToo, which has been used by those who are sharing their stories of sexual abuse.

The 'Supergirl' actress wrote: "Mr. President @realDonaldTrump, I'd like to take this opportunity to weigh in on the process of recalling a sexual assault. #metoo #believe#survivor (sic)"