Dax Shepard, former star of beloved family drama Parenthood, has said he was molested as a child.
The news of his sexual assault was revealed during an interview on American radio show The Jason Ellis Show on Sirius XM.
“Yes I was molested,” Shepard said. The 41-year -old recalled he was seven at the time of the incident and the perpetrator was an 18-year-old ‘dude from my neighbourhood’.
Speaking publicly about his trauma for the first time, Shepard said, “It took me 12 years to tell anyone. And then all that time, I was like, a) ‘It’s my fault,’ as generic as that is, I’m like, ‘it’s my fault. 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.”