For the first time, Dax Shepard is publicly opening up about being molested as a kid.
The former Parenthood actor went on air with Sirius XM's The Jason Ellis Show, speaking on his past issues with addiction and how his childhood trauma played a part. In the newly released interview, he revealed he was only seven when an 18-year-old neighbor molested him.
The dad of two continued:
"It was minimal. It wasn't anything like what you recounted. But even at that, it took me 12 years to tell anyone that. And then all that time, I was like, a) it's my fault, as generic as that is, and I'm gay, I must have manifested this because I'm secretly gay. I had all these insane thoughts for 11 years or 12 years."
Dax also shared how he believes it played a part in his past addiction issues. Recounting a statistic his mom, a court-appointed advocate for foster kids, shared with him: