ELLEN OPENS UP WITH DAVID LETTERMAN! READ MORE HERE
Ellen appeared on David Letterman’s Netflix special, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction” to catch up with the late-night host about her life. and talk about her career and personal life. On this episode that airs Friday, (May 31st) Ellen gets personal when she admits that she was a victim of sexual abuse as a teenager from her mothers then-husband. According to Ellen, during the time of the abuse started, her mother got diagnosed with breast cancer.
“He told me when [my mom] was out of town that he’d felt a lump in her breast and needed to feel my breasts,” she recalled in her conversation with Letterman. “Anyway, he convinced me that he needs to feel my breasts and then he tries to do it again another time, and then another time.”
She regrets trying to protect her mother from her pain, by not opening up to her about the situation.
“I should have never protected my mother. I should have protected myself and I didn’t tell her for a few years, and then I told her,” she said. “And then she didn’t believe me, and then she stayed with him for 18 more years and finally left him because he’d changed the story so many times.”