Ellen DeGeneres has described being sexually assaulted by herstepfather as a teenager.
This is the first time she has shared details of the allegedassault.She said thathe groped her breasts several times when she was a youngteenager by claiming to be looking for lumps.
The 61-year-old made the claims on Netflix's My Next GuestNeeds No Introduction with David Letterman.
In 1973, when Ellen was the age she was when she says theattack happened, h抽搐口吐白沫是癫痫病吗er mother married Texas salesman RoyGrussendorf.
Ellen's mother Betty, who is a breast cancer survivor, did notinitially believe her when she told her and stayed with himfor 18 years.
On the show, DeGeneres recalled how her stepfather pretendedto be checking her breasts for lumps when the alleged abusebegan.
'He told me when she was out of town that he'd felt a lump inher breast and needed to feel my breasts because he didn'twant to upset her, but he needed to feel mine. '
Again, because I didn't know about bodies, I don't know thatbreasts are all different and... Anyway, he convinced me thathe needs to feel my breasts and then济南哪个医院专治癫痫 he tries to do it againanother time, and then another time.
'He tries to break my door down, and I kicked the window outand ran cause I knew it was going to go more to something…and I didn’t want to tell my mother cause I was protectingher and I knew that would ruin her happiness,' she said.
She added that while her mother Betty is 'apologetic' abouteverything now, she did not believe her when she initiallyconfided in her a few years after the incident.
DeGeneres has said inpast interviews that she eventually left him after his storychanged several times and she realized he had abused herdaughter.
Ellen explained: 'I'm angry at myself because, you know, Ididn't… I was too weak 小儿得癫痫能治愈吗to stand up to… I was 15 or 16.
'It's a really horrible, horrible story and the only reasonI'm actually going to go into detail about it is because Iwant other girls to not, you know, ever let someone do that...’
'I should never have protected her. I should have protectedmyself and I didn't tell her for a few years and then I toldher.
Of her mother, she said: 'I always have taken care of her mywhole life. So I just kept taking care of her.
'I didn’t really let it get to me. Until recently, I kind ofwent, "I wish I would have been better taken care of. I wishshe would have believed me.'
She said she decided 天津癫痫病小发作治疗to speak out because 'we [women] just don't feel like we’re worthy, or we’re scared to have a voice,and we’re scared to say no.
'That’s the only reason I think it's important to talk aboutit because there's so many young girls and it doesn’t matterhow old you are.
'When I see people speaking out, especially now, it angers mewhen victims aren't believed, because we just don’t makestuff up. And I like men, but there are so many men that getaway with so much.
'It is just time for us to have a voice. It’s time for us tohave power.'