Demi Moore Reveals She Was Raped at 15
Published Sep 24, 2019Demi Moore has revealed that she was raped at the age of 15.
The actress recounted the harrowing story during an interview on Good Morning America yesterday (September 23), while speaking to Diane Sawyer about her memoir Inside Out.
Moore said she was raped by a man in her mother's house. The man later claimed that her mother had accepted money for him to do it.
In her book, Moore writes, "It was rape. And a devastating betrayal, revealed by the man's cruel question: how does it feel to be whored by your mother for $500?"
When asked if she believed the man, Moore told Sawyer, "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."
Moore explains in her book that her mother suffered from alcoholism and would take her daughter to bars as a teenager to get attention from men. She also described "using my fingers, the small fingers of a child, to dig the pills my mother had tried to swallow, out of her mouth" during the first of her mother's multiple suicide attempts.
Moore also discussed her own battles with substance abuse, first in the '80s, and then again in 2012 after her marriage to Ashton Kutcher ended.
"I guess the fundamental question that came forward for me was, how did I get here?" she told Sawyer. "I blinded myself, and I lost myself."
See Moore's interview with Sawyer below.