Ellen DeGeneres’ Mother Betty Lives With “Remorse” After Ignoring Her Daughter’s Sexual Abuse Claims

Ellen DeGeneres‘ mother is breaking her silence on her daughter’s claims that she was sexually abused by her stepfather.

The 61-year-old discuss present host and comedienne had talked about her experiences in an interview with David Letterman on an episode of his Netflix collection, My Subsequent Visitor Wants No Introduction, which was launched final week. She stated that her mom, Betty DeGeneres, had remarried a “a really unhealthy man” who damage her, and that after she instructed her about his actions, years later, she did not consider her and remained with him for 18 extra years earlier than leaving him “as a result of he’d modified the story so many instances.” He has since died.

Betty, 89, who has been a frequent visitor on The Ellen DeGeneres Present, responded to her daughter’s feedback in an unique assertion that was supplied to NBC Information by Ellen on Friday. 

“I do know now that one of many hardest issues to do is converse up after being sexually abused,” Betty stated. “I really like my daughter, and I want I had the capability to hearken to her when she instructed me what occurred.”

“I stay with that remorse, and I would not need that for some other guardian. If somebody in your life has the braveness to talk out, please consider them.”

Ellen had first talked about her sexual abuse in an interview with Attract in 2005. She stated it began after her mom had a mastectomy.

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“My mom had had breast most cancers proper after they bought married,” she stated in her latest look on My Subsequent Visitor Wants No Introduction. “So she had a breast eliminated, they usually had a really, very sexual relationship, which was additionally very uncomfortable for me. And he instructed me when she was out of city that he’d felt a lump in her breast and wanted to really feel my breasts as a result of he did not need to upset her, however he wanted to really feel mine.”

“Then after I did not let him the following time, you realize, it simply…he simply stored taunting me and pretending like he was coming at me on a regular basis,” she stated.

Ellen added, “After I see individuals talking out, particularly now, it angers me when victims aren’t believed as a result of we simply do not make stuff up. And I like males, however there are such a lot of males that get away with a lot. It’s simply time for us to have a voice. It is time for us to have energy.”

Free of charge, confidential assist, name the Nationwide Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or go to rainn.org. 

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