Demi Moore recently shared how she was raped by a man who alleged Moore’s mother “sold” her to him in a new interview with Diane Sawyer for Good Morning America.
Moore went on to reveal the different parts of her tragic childhood, which is detailed in her new memoir, Inside Out.
Of the horrifying tales, one included a time when Moore found an older man she knew in her home had been given a key. Moore alleges the man raped her and then asked her:
“How does it feel to be whored by your mother for 500 dollars?”
When Sawyer then asked if Moore believed her mother, she replied:
“In my deep heart, no, I don’t think it was a straightforward transaction. But she still did give him the access and put me in harm’s way.”
Moore’s mother would allegedly take her to bars as a teen in order to get attention from men.
Moore also revealed how her mother attempted to die by suicide “many, many times,” and that she was once forced to revive her by removing pills from her mouth. Moore was only 12 at the time, and she says that it was this incident that Moore claimed ended her childhood.
“[It was] a life-changing moment.”
Eventually, Moore cut off contact with her mother but reconciled before her mother’s death from cancer in 1998. Moore’s father, Danny Guynes, died by suicide in 1980.
Moore currently is working towards strengthening the bond between both her and her daughters Rumer, Tallulah and Scout Willis — all from whom she was previously estranged.