Matthew McConaughey Reveals He Was Sexually Abused As A Teenager

25 Octobre, 2020, 21:37 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Actor Matthew Mc Conaughey shares several incidents of sexual abuse in his new memoir Greenlights which was released on Tuesday

Academy Award victor Matthew McConaughey has bravely opened up about a time he was blackmailed and sexually abused as a teenager.

One such instance includes sexual abused - "I was blackmailed into having sex for the first time when I was 15", he says.

In Greenlights, which was released on Tuesday, the 50-year-old actor lists several moments in his life and career as green, yellow or red lights - similar to the colour code on traffic lights.

He said that his first time having sex was non-consensual, and that he was "blackmailed" into it.

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"I was certain I was going to hell for the premarital sex", he said. "Today, I am merely certain that I hope that's not the case", he bravely revealed.

"I was molested by a man when I was 18 while knocked unconscious in the back of a van", he wrote recalling another incident of abuse.

He did not give more details, but the actor continues: "I've never felt like a victim. I was still embarrassed with some things I thought I might be embarrassed about, but I also laughed at a lot of stuff that I thought I might be embarrassed about", he said.

"For 36 years I wrote diaries", the actor explained in an Instagram video, "two years ago I made a decision to go away and see what the heck was in them". I just had to make some boundaries. "It's helped me create my own freedom and freedom for others".

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