Just two weeks after Mickey Rooney was granted a restraining order against his stepson after accusing him of abuse, the entertainment legend asked a Senate committee to stop elderly abuse.

CNN.com reports the 90-year-old gave emotional testimony to the Senate Special Committee on Aging on Tuesday. The actor described feeling "scared, disappointed, yes, and angry."

"You can't believe that it's happening to you," Rooney continued. "You feel overwhelmed."

Rooney asked the committee to make elderly abuse a specific crime. "I'm asking you to stop this elderly abuse. I mean to stop it. Now. Not tomorrow, not next month, but now," he urged.

"For years I suffered silently. I didn't want to tell anybody. I couldn't muster the courage, and you have to have courage," Rooney revealed Wednesday. "I needed help, and I knew I needed it. Even when I tried to speak up, I was told to shut up and be quiet."