Demi Moore reveals she was ‘raped as a teenager by man who paid her mother $500’

Actor writes about the alleged experience in her new memoir, ‘Inside Out’

Demi Moore talks to Good Morning America about harrowing rape at 15-years-old

Demi Moore has alleged she was raped by a man who then paid her mother $500 (£402), when she was 15 years old.

The actor makes the claim in her forthcoming memoir, Inside Out, which was discussed in a segment on Good Morning America with Diane Sawyer.

In a voiceover, Sawyer explains that Moore was “taken by her mother to bars, so men would notice them. She’s 15 when she comes home one night and an older man they know is in the apartment with the key”.

“[Moore] writes, ‘It was rape and it was betrayal,’” Sawyer reveals in the GMA segment. The man allegedly then asked Moore: “How does it feel to be whored by your mother for $500?”

After the clip was played, Sawyer asked Moore if she believed her mother had “sold” her.

“I think, in my deep heart, no. I don’t think it was a straightforward transaction,” Moore answered. “But she still did give him the access. And put me in harm’s way.”

In the interview, Moore and Sawyer also touched on the actor’s mother’s multiple suicide attempts, which she spoke about earlier this month with Lena Dunham in Harper’s Bazaar magazine.

Inside Out is released on 24 September.

If you or someone you know has experienced rape or sexual assault, you can contact Rape Crisis on 0808 802 9999 or visit rapecrisis.org.uk

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