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Matthew McConaughey opens up on being sexually abused as teen in memoir

/ 04:01 PM October 23, 2020
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Matthew McConaughey at the 90th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California (Image: AFP/Valerie Macon)

Matthew McConaughey revealed that he was sexually abused and blackmailed into having sex when he was just a teenager.

The actor opened up about the traumatic experiences in his new memoir called “Greenlights,” as per PageSix last Wednesday, Oct 21.

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“I was blackmailed into having sex for the first time when I was 15,” he recalled.

“I was certain I was going to hell for the premarital sex,” McConaughey added. “Today, I am merely certain that I hope that’s not the case.”

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Years after being forced to lose his virginity, McConaughey explained that he was molested by a man when he was 18 years old. According to the report, the actor was “knocked unconscious in the back of a van” when the man sexually abused him.

While he did not give any more details on both instances, he said he has “never felt like a victim.” Instead, he believes that he has “a lot of proof that the world is conspiring to make [him] happy.”

Along with speaking up about the abuse, McConaughey also tells the story of his father’s death.

“He’d always told me and my brothers, ‘Boys, when I go, I’m gonna be makin’ love to your mother.’ And that’s what happened. He had a heart attack when he climaxed,” he said. McConaughey was 23 years old when his father passed away at the age of 63.

Throughout his memoir, McConaughey also touches on his parents’ tumultuous marriage, his own marriage to wife Camilla Alves and how he dreamed of becoming a father. McConaughey released “Greenlights” last Tuesday, Oct. 20. Ryan Arcadio  /ra

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