Rosie O ' Donnell confesses that her father abused her as a child

Rosie O ' Donnell has always been characterized by openly talking about the problems she has had to face during her childhood. The 56-year-old American actress and presenter has counted on more than one occasion how hard it was to lose her mother Roseann for breast cancer when she was only 10 years old or the depression she has suffered for years. But what the humorist had not revealed so far has been the abuses he suffered from his father, Edward Joseph, who died in 2015. "He Began very young. And then, when my mother died, he ended up in a strange way, as he was in charge of five children he had to care for, "he has told O ' Donnell in the book Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of ' The View ' (Ladies who beat: the explosive inner story of ' Th E View '), written By Ramin Setoodeh and will be released on April 2.

The movie actress as something to remember, they give The blow and friends Forever has not revealed much more details of what happened because, he says, is a subject that does not want to talk. "Overall, it's not something I like to talk about. Of course, it changes us all. Any child who lives that situation, especially by someone in his family, feels completely impotent and stuck, because the person he should tell is who is doing it, "he added.

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Although he had not told his hard story so far, the popular interpreter has been a defender of the victims of sexual abuse for a long time, speaking out against abusers like Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski. O'Donnell was also one of the first public figures to say that he believed in Dylan Farrow, who in 2014 published an open letter in the New York Times denouncing that His Father, filmmaker Woody Allen, sexually assaulted her at the age of seven. "It'S a story that I find quite credible," he said at the time.

Last November, in the radio program The Howard Stern show, O'Donnell talked about his mental health problems. "I Have a depressive disorder, but fortunately I am medicated," he said and admitted that he thought of "the idea of suicide" years after his alleged sexual abuse. Although his real dream was always to triumph on Broadway, in recent years the actress who played Betty Marble in The Flintstones has become more famous for his criticism of the Governments Of George W. Bush — was one of the first to declare itself frontal Against the Iraq war — and also against Donald Trump, who insulted her in the first Republican debate on Fox News.

O'Donnell is a mother of five children. Parker (23), Chelsea (21), Blake (19), and Vivienne (16), the fruit of their first marriage to Kelli Carpenter; And six-year-old Dakota, who had with his second wife, Michelle Rounds, who died in 2017 at 46 years. Last October, the interpreter recommited to Elizabeth Rooney, aged 33, who claimed to be very much in love despite the age difference between the two and the distance: she lives in New York and her fiancée, in Boston.

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