Margaret Cho Opens Up About Being A Sex Worker — Says There’s ‘No Shame’

Margaret Cho

Margaret Cho got really real on Thursday night during a Twitter conversation about her former life as a sex worker.

In a heartbreaking interview with Billboard Magazine last month, the comedienne revealed she was sexually abused as a child and bullied by her classmates. Between the ages of five and 12, the 46-year-old said she was molested by a close family friend — and then again later throughout her teenage years.

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In the series of tweets this week, Cho defended her past working in the sex industry:

“Sex work is simply work. For me it was honest work. I was a sex worker when I was young. It was hard but well paid. There’s no shame in it.

The outspoken comic — who filed for divorce from her husband of 11 years in August — was asked by a fan if her experience as a sex worker made it difficult to be in relationships, to which she responded:

The San Francisco native continued by saying she did what she needed to do to make money at the time, but she doesn’t have any regrets:

Read more of the honest tweets (below)!

For someone who has experienced so much hardship, we commend Cho for being proud of her past and engaging in conversation with her followers.

[Image via WENN.]

Oct 30, 2015 12:16pm PDT

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