Margaret Cho Opens Up About The Sexual Abuse She Received As A Child: Told By Bullies 'You Deserve To Be Raped'
This is so incredibly sad!
In a recent interview with Billboard Magazine, Margaret Cho reveals she was sexually abused as a child.
Between the ages of five and 12, the comedienne says she was molested by a close family friend.
The 46-year-old confessed:
"I had a very long-term relationship with this abuser, which is a horrible thing to say… "I didn't even understand it was abuse, because I was too young to know. I endured it so many times, especially because I was alone a lot."
When she was 14, the San Francisco-native was raped by a second family friend.
"I was raped continuously through my teenage years, and I didn't know how to stop it. It was also an era where young girls were being sexualized… For me, I think I had been sexually abused so much in my life that it was hard for me to let go of anger, forgive or understand what happened."
What made it worse was that she could not seek solace in her high school classmates, who only used this as a way to bully her.