Matthew McConaughey has revealed he was sexually assaulted at the age of 18.
The actor discloses the experience in his new memoir Greenlights, published on Tuesday.
“I’ve earned a few scars getting through this rodeo of humanity,” he writes before listing recollections from his past, including “I got whipped until my butt bled for putting on a Cracker Jack tattoo when I was ten” and “The only thing I ever knew I wanted to be was a father.”
One of the items reads: “I was molested by a man when I was eighteen while knocked unconscious in the back of a van.”
The actor also writes: “I was blackmailed into having sex for the first time when I was fifteen. I was certain I was going to hell for the premarital sex. Today, I am merely certain that I hope that’s not the case.”
In Greenlights, McConaughey reflects both on his personal life and career, sharing the insights (referred to as greenlights) he has acquired along the way.
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