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Demi Moore says she was raped at 15 by a man who paid her mother $500

Actor Demi Moore has said that she was raped at the age of 15 by a man who told her that her mother had sold her for $500.

hollywood Updated: Sep 24, 2019, 17:15 IST
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Demi Moore attends the LA premiere of Screen Media's Corporate Animals.
Demi Moore attends the LA premiere of Screen Media's Corporate Animals.(AFP)

American actor Demi Moore recently opened up about being sexually assaulted at the age of 15 by a man who paid her mother for the heinous act. The 56-year-old made the shocking revelation on Good Morning America on Monday. She was at the show to talk about her new book, Inside Out.

The actor has dedicated the book to her three daughters as well as her mother, who died in 1998. According to Moore, the sexual encounter happened when she came home one night and an older man in the house with her mother. After he raped her, Moore said that he asked her how it felt "to be sent in as a prostitute by your mother for $500."

"I think, in my deep heart no -- I don't think it was a straightforward transaction," Moore told the television journalist about whether she felt her mother sold her. "But she still -- she did give him the access and put me in harm's way," she shared.

The star said her parents suffered from alcoholism and the family moved across the country frequently as they faced debt. She even expressed that her mother tried to commit suicide when she was 12.

"I remember using my fingers, the small fingers of a child, to dig the pills my mother had tried to swallow, out of her mouth," Moore recalled in her book.

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