Ellen DeGeneres reveals shocking details of sexual abuse by stepfather on David Letterman show

WION Web Team New Delhi May 29, 2019, 11.27 AM(IST)

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In a rather shocking revelation, Ellen opened up about her sexual abuse incident to David.

Popular US TV show host Ellen DeGeneres sat on the other side of couch recently as she got interviewed by David Letterman on Netflix’s talk show, ‘My Guest Needs No Introduction’. 

In a rather shocking revelation, Ellen opened up about her sexual abuse incident to David. She told David that as her mother underwent mastectomy after receiving a breast cancer diagnosis when she was a teen, her stepfather exploited the situation and sexually abused her. 

In teaser video published by the streaming channel, Ellen can be heard telling David: “He told me when she was out of town that he’d felt a lump in her breast and needed to feel my breasts because he didn’t want to upset her, but he needed to feel mine.”

She further told him, “Again, ’cause I didn’t know about bodies, I don’t know that breasts are all different and … anyway, he convinced me that he needs to feel my breasts and then he tries to do it again another time, and then another time.”

At one time, she narrated that he tried to break a door to open it as she escaped by kicking out a window. She said, “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.”

Ellen had previously, last October, in her own show had said that she was a survivor of sexual abuse. She had then said, “I was 15 and I had something happen to me. When I watched Dr Ford — anyone who has had something happen to them, you just get so angry when someone doesn’t believe you or says, ‘Why did you wait so long?’”

The episode is yet to be aired. 

In another news, Shah Rukh Khan is also set to appear on David Letterman's chat show this year.