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Ellen DeGeneres Says She Was Sexually Assaulted By Her Stepfather — And Her Mother Didn't Believe Her

‘It’s a really horrible, horrible story.’

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Ellen DeGeneres is opening up about a dark part of her past. On David Letterman’s Netflix show, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, the comedian shared new details about a time she was sexually assaulted by her stepfather as a teenager.

Ellen’s mom, Betty, married “a very bad man,” the 61-year-old talk show host explained. He used Betty’s breast cancer diagnosis to get close to Ellen and violate her.

“It’s a really horrible, horrible story and the only reason I’m actually going to go into detail about it is because I want other girls to not ever let someone do that,” she said to Dave, 72.

When she finally told her mother what her stepfather had done, she says Betty didn’t believe her daughter and stayed married to him for 18 more years. Ellen explained to the talk show host how the incident has affected their relationship forever.

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