Teri Hatcher tells how she was sexually abused as a child
Mar 8, 2006, 16:04 GMT
Teri Hatcher has told how she was sexually abused as a child.
The 'Desperate Housewives' star was molested by an uncle from the age of five - and admits she contemplated suicide after the horrific attacks.The 41-year-old told Vanity Fair magazine: 'I remember him making me touch him and feeling like I don't want to do this at all. I was completely horrified. 'I haven't tried to kill myself, but I've certainly thought about it.' She added: 'The most horrible thing, that has stuck with me all my life, is that he was doing things to me and he said, 'Doesn't that feel good?' I said, 'No, it doesn't'. He said, 'Well, some day you'll know what I'm talking about'.' The abuse ended three years later after Teri 'went ballistic' when her mum invited her uncle, Richard Hayes Stone, over for dinner. Teri eventually helped convict Stone in 2002 after a teenager he had abused killed herself. After hearing the case could be thrown out of court, the actress reported her own ordeal. She said: 'I was just blown away by this young girl's pain. I thought, boy, that's really close to being me. 'Any day of the week I could feel that sort of pain.' Stone admitted child abuse and was jailed for 12 years.
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