WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Demi Moore revealed a lot of traumatic incidents she faced during her childhood in her upcoming memoir, “Inside Out.”
- Prior to her memoir’s release, the actress opened up about how she was raped at 15 by a man who paid her mother afterward.
- While Moore doesn’t believe that her mother directly sold her, she realizes that her mother still gave access to her rapist and put her in harm’s way.
Demi Moore recently opened up about one of the most traumatic incidents she suffered as a teenager.
Prior to the release of her memoir, “Inside Out”, the actress spoke up about the incident in a “Good Morning America” interview with Diane Sawyer.
Moore revealed that she was raped when she was only 15. After the incident, her rapist reportedly paid her mother $500.
Moore had written, “It was rape and a devastating betrayal.” The man had cruelly asked her, “How does it feel to be whored by your mother for $500?”
When asked if she believes that her mother sold her, Moore replied, “I think, in my deep heart, no. I don’t think it was a straightforward transaction. But she still did give him the access. And put me in harm’s way.”
In the interview clip, Sawyer narrated how Moore was “taken by her mother to bars, so that men will notice them. She’s 15 when she comes home one night and an older man they know is in the apartment with the key.”
Moore also talked about her mother’s multiple suicide attempts.
Earlier this month, Moore revealed in a Harper’s Bazaar interview with Lena Dunham that she once had to dig pills out of her mom’s mouth.
Moore recounted, “The next thing I remember is using my fingers, the small fingers of a child, to dig the pills my mother had tried to swallow out of her mouth while my father held it open and told me what to do.”
“Something very deep inside me shifted then, and it never shifted back. My childhood was over,” she remarked.
Moore also opened up about her own struggles with addiction. She told Dunham that she had lost her sobriety in her 40s, but she became sober again in her 50s.
Moore told Harper’s Bazaar, “Part of being sober is, I don’t want to miss a moment of life, of that texture, even if that means being in — some pain.”