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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."
Source: Reuters


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm..not sure what to think of in, why do we need to know about it? Is she supposed to be an inspiration to others not to be afraid to speak out? Or was the laughable rumor that she was riding the Clooney not enough publicity for her? Color me skeptical.

9:11 AM, March 08, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TW, I challenge you to find an upbeat subject for us today. Yesterday was such a depressing day.

9:13 AM, March 08, 2006  
Blogger Tabloid Whore! said...

I was thinking the same thing, dont worry, i have a couple up my sleeve!

9:49 AM, March 08, 2006  
Blogger RedPeggy said...

Well I think its fucking brave of her to admit - despite it being in no way shape or from something she should feel ashamed about - she's bound to feel like that, like its a dirty secret. Her coming out shows other victims that it is not something they need to hide, that it wasn't their fault and there are others out there who have been affected too. Good on her.

2:22 AM, March 09, 2006  

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