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Dax Shepard Reveals He Was Molested as a Child

Dax Shepard Reveals He Was Molested as a Child

Dax Shepard has just made the brave reveal that he was sexually abused when he was a child.

The 41-year-old actor opened up about the abuse on Sirius XM’s The Jason Ellis Show, saying it happened when he was just seven years old at the hand of an 18-year-old neighbor.

“It took me 12 years to tell anyone,” Dax said, adding the abuse was “minimal,” but affected his life for years.

“And then all that time, I was like, a) ‘It’s my fault,’ as generic as that is … ‘and I’m gay, I must have manifested this because I’m secretly gay.’ I had all these insane thoughts for 11 years or 12 years,” Dax continued.

“If you’ve been molested, you only have a 20 percent chance of not being an addict,” Dax said, who has been open in the past about struggles with addiction. “And I was like, ‘Hm, interesting,’ because in my mind I just like to have a f—ing great time,” he said. “But when you hear a statistic like that, I’m like, ‘Oh no, I was going to be an addict, period.’”

Dax is married to actress Kristen Bell and they have two young daughters.

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  • j b

    That actually explains a lot and why he is so messed up.

  • Arx

    Thats brave of him to admit. It seems like most men don’t admit things like this although I’m sure it happens all the time. On another note, how the fuck could someone molest a kid?

  • Melissa

    Very brave of him but I hope isn’t lying just to gain attention.

  • fromanotherplanet

    Brave man. Best of luck to him.

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