Demi Moore Reveals She Was Abused Aged 15 | 22 Words

At last, after almost forty years of silent stardom, Demi Moore has decided to reveal all in her latest book, Inside Out. In her own words, she traces through the prominent aspects of her life that have shaped the woman she has become.

Moore talks through the difficult, the intimate, and the painful, in hopes that it will relieve the tension that comes with her celebrity status. It includes one particular heartbreaking moment in which she reveals she was abused by a man who paid her mother to commit the act.

Keep reading to uncover the full story.

Recently, Demi Moore published her own memoir.

The book was released on September 24th 2019 and has already gained much attention due to the rawness behind every memory.

In her own words, she tells her story...

And not just the trivial things we all know from the tabloids. Moore goes deeper into the prominent life events that impacted the decisions she was to make in the future.

From substance abuse, to her health, to her relationships.

We all know that celebrities tend to wear that mask of perfection, but none like the one Moore kept up for years. What else what she supposed to do?

However, things eventually catch up.

And here we are today. Inside Out emphasizes that, despite the turmoil, there is no surrender, only success. You must keep pushing forward until you reach that stage where you're at peace, if not resolve.

And, suddenly, you're blessed with an emotionally charged masterpiece such as this one.

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Inside Out's official synopsis reads: "For decades, Demi Moore has been synonymous with celebrity. From iconic film roles to high-profile relationships, Moore has never been far from the spotlight—or the headlines."

It continues...

"Even as Demi was becoming the highest-paid actress in Hollywood, however, she was always outrunning her past, just one step ahead of the doubts and insecurities that defined her childhood. Throughout her rise to fame and during some of the most pivotal moments of her life, Demi battled addiction, body image issues, and childhood trauma that would follow her for years—all while juggling a skyrocketing career and at times negative public perception."

And gets even more raw..

"As her success grew, Demi found herself questioning if she belonged in Hollywood - if she was a good mother, a good actress - and, always, if she was simply good enough."

"As much as her story is about adversity, it is also about tremendous resilience."

"In this deeply candid and reflective memoir, Demi pulls back the curtain and opens up about her career and personal life—laying bare her tumultuous relationship with her mother, her marriages, her struggles balancing stardom with raising a family, and her journey toward open-heartedness."

Demi Moore first found fame as a model...

At age sixteen, she found herself on the cover of an adult magazine because she lied about being eighteen. She continued to feature in other adult issues.

But that career was shortlived as she quickly moved into the world of acting.

Moore's film career took off in 1984, when she starred in the comedy Blame It On Rio. She was quickly propelled to superstardom when she found herself playing the lead in films that defined the naughties.

Ghost (1990) became her most successful film and continues to be to this very day.

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The fantasy thriller plays host to one of the most iconic scenes to have ever hit the big screen. You remember it, right? The pottery scene? Yeah, I knew you would.

Moore then went on to star in some more blockbuster smashes.

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Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), Very Good Girls (2013), and Rough Night (2017), just to name a few.

But, throughout this time, Moore was also battling her own demons.

In the memoir, she revealed several heartbreaking things that left readers stunned. From the breakdown of her marriage with Ashton Kutcher to the time that she passed out at a party when she had smoked cannabis.

All of these things have one reoccurring theme...

Throughout her life, Moore never felt like she was good enough. Not for herself, or anybody else. It seems as if it stemmed from the depths of her childhood.

In a section of the book, Moore revealed some shocking details about an event that took place when she was only fifteen...

The relationship she had with her mother, Virginia King, was always pretty rocky. But nothing seemed to define it more than this.

While she and her mother were living together in an apartment, a man befriended them.

Moore admitted that the friendship he offered made her feel "slightly uneasy." And on the day that she got home and he was just sat in her home, she never felt more uncomfortable in her life.

She later revealed that the man had abused her...

"For decades, I didn't even think of it as r*pe," but rather "something I caused, something I felt obligated to do because this man expected it from me."

And what makes things worse was the fact that her mother knew about it...

These were the words that he uttered to her after he had finished: "How does it feel to be whored by your mother for five hundred dollars?"

Even though Moore wasn't convinced that her mother knew... it haunted her.

How could she even hand the key to their home to a man they'd only known a little while understanding the risk that he could pose to a young, vulnerable girl? "That's not what a mother does," Moore wrote.

These are just a few of the details she revealed in her book...

The rest was just as harrowing. Inside Out is available to purchase as a hardcover or as an audiobook. It's well worth the read.