“I don’t think it was a straight forward transaction.”
It is one of the more harrowing details in what is bound to be a very harrowing memoir.
Demi Moore opened up about a sexual assault her mother allegedly orchestrated when she was just 15, just a day before the release of her new book, “Inside Out.”
In her book, Moore claims that as a teen, her alcoholic mother Virginia King began taking her to bars to get noticed by men. One evening she came home to find an older man there with a key to the apartment.
After he raped her, he asked: “How does it feel to be whored out for $500?”
While she describes the ordeal as “rape and a devastating betrayal” in the memoir, she partially defended her mother when asked by GMA’s Diane Sawyer if she believed she was “sold”.
‘I think in my deep heart, no,” she said. “I don’t think it was a straight forward transaction but she still did give him the access and put me in harm’s way.”
Defying the odds, Moore went from one of the worst upbringings imaginable to becoming the top paid actress in Hollywood — but the dogged sexualization continued to follow her.
Discussing some of her most memorable roles with Sawyer, she recalled her casting in “A Few Good Men” opposite Tom Cruise being questioned.
“The executive said if there wasn’t going to be a sex scene, then, you know, why was I in it?” she said.
“Inside Out”, which delves further into her troubling childhood, as well as her marriages to Bruce Willis and Ashton Kutcher, goes on sale on Tuesday.