In Vanity Fair's upcoming issue, Teri Hatcher reveals that she was sexually abused by her uncle when she was 5 years old. Hatcher never told anyone what happened to her (not even her parents), and it was only after learning about the gunshot suicide of a 14 year old girl, also a victim of her uncle's abuse, that Hatcher decided to come forward to prosecutors. Out of fear that her uncle may not be convicted in the girl's case, Hatcher agreed to testify against him in 2002 to show proof of a pattern in her unlcle's behavior. Before the case could go to trial, he ended up pleading guilty and was sentenced to 14 years in prison. The Deputy DA credits Hatcher with putting her uncle in the slammer, saying that the case would have been dismissed without her cooperation. Teri had kept her involvement in the case a secret and did not write about it in her upcoming book Burned Toast partly out of fear that her career would be hurt by the revelation. She now she realizes there is nothing to fear and says, "I'm 41 years old, and it's time for me to stop hiding."