Demi Moore has revealed that not only was she raped at age 15, but that her attacker claimed her mother offered her up to him for $500.
The actress spoke about the horrific incident Monday on “Good Morning America,” opening up about details divulged in her new memoir “Inside Out,” which goes on sale Tuesday.
In the book, Moore, 56, writes about growing up with alcoholic parents in an unstable home, finding out that the man she was told was her dad was not actually her biological father, and being 12 and having to remove pills from her mother’s mouth after the first of many suicide attempts, “GMA” reports.
Moore’s mom would take her teen daughter to bars, and when the actress was just 15, she came home one night to discover an older man had let himself into their apartment with a key, she wrote. Moore referred to what happened next as “rape and a devastating betrayal” in the book, according to “GMA.”
The alleged rapist asked Moore, “How does it feel to be whored by your mother for $500?," “GMA” co-anchor Diane Sawyer revealed.
Sawyer asked Moore if she believes her mom had sold her.
“I think in my deep heart, no, I don’t think it was a straight-forward transaction,” Moore said. “But she still did give him the access and put me in harm’s way.”
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After dropping out of high school, Moore started going on acting auditions.
“The confidence was, ‘I don’t have anything to lose. I don’t have anything. So, why not?'” she said on “GMA.”
Despite the obstacles growing up and enduring her own struggles with alcohol and drugs, Moore went on to land parts on shows like “General Hospital” and films including “St. Elmo’s Fire” in the 1980s before scoring a starring role in 1990's “Ghost” opposite Patrick Swayze. Her part in that romantic thriller earned her a Golden Globe nomination for best actress.
Moore, who shares three daughters with ex-husband Bruce Willis, later starred in “A Few Good Men” and “Indecent Proposal.”
She was also married to actor Ashton Kutcher from 2005 until their 2013 divorce.