That's it! Cher totally wins the Internet!
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The heartbreaking truth behind Alexis Neiers' drug fueled past and Bling Ring antics are finally exposed…
“Nineteen years after I was first molested as a child, I finally filed a police report. It took years of depression and heroin addiction for me to understand the trauma that drew me to substances that could leave me numb. Like many addicts, I began drinking and using at a young age to escape.”
She recalled in detail what her molester forced her to do, revealing to the therapist she wasn't sure about reporting the incident to the police.
But after realizing the accuser had a child of his own, she knew something had to be done:
“I knew in my heart that, at the end of the day, this man has a child — a child who is the same age I was when he started abusing me. I would feel responsible if anything happened.”
Now sober for three years, a mother, and working as a drug and alcohol counselor at a Malibu rehab, Alexis candidly admited that she needed to do this in order to help others:
"I didn’t report his actions for revenge or to make myself feel better—it was a painful experience and reporting the abuse doesn’t keep the painful memories from returning. I’m making my traumatic history public knowledge, because one in five girls and one in 20 boys are victims of childhood sexual abuse."
Perhaps Alexis will go into further detail when she releases her tell-all book!
CLICK HERE to find out what happened to the rest of the kids involved in the Bling Ring!