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Sexually Abused Celebs Who Survived

Go easy on the below list. It contains info on celebs who were sexually abused during childhood. More than 40 percent of victims of sexual abuse were victimized before they turned 18 judging from info from RAINN, the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. A great deal of celebs fit in with this appalling statistic since the abuse they experienced took place before they turned 20. Many famous people generously share their experiences in order to help others who likewise survived similar abuse, and they help them deal with the consequences of sexual abuse.

Probably, the most famous person to have suffered sexual abuse as a kid was Marilyn Monroe. Monroe was placed in the foster care system during her childhood years, and suffered sexual abuse from the many men in her life. But she was also a pioneer as a public figure as far as discussing her experiences with abuse was concerned. She chose to speak out in public.
Not only women, but also men, have been victimized by sexual abuse. Manson went through childhood sexual abuse as well. He incorporated the topic in question into his album “Smells like Children.” Gabriel Byrne was abused as a child by The Christian Brothers while he was studying to become a priest. Byrne says he was “deeply hurt” by the abuse the clergy member subjected him to.
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America Ferrera


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Anne Heche


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Marilyn Monroe


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Carlos Santana


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Ellen DeGeneres


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Chester Bennington


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Fiona Apple


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Gabriel Byrne


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Marilyn Manson


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Henry Rollins


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Mary J. Blige


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Mike Tyson


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Missy Elliott


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Oprah Winfrey


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Paula White


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Queen Latifah


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Rosie Perez


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Sally Field


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Teri Hatcher


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Tyler Perry


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Vanessa Williams


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