Rosie O’Donnell Reveals She Was Sexually Abused By Her Father
An upcoming book about the women of the talk show, “The View,” is being released, and Rosie O’Donnell drops a never-before-told bombshell for fans and supporters. According to reports the book, “Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of ‘The View’” by Ramin Setoodeh reveals that Rosie was sexually abused by her father. The comedian says this about her father, Edward Joseph:
“It started very young. And then when my mother died, it sort of ended in a weird way, because then he was with these five children to take care of.”
“On the whole, it’s not something I like to talk about. Of course, it changes everyone. Any child who is put in that position, especially by someone in the family, you feel completely powerless and stuck, because the person you would tell is the person doing it.”
Rosie O’Donnell, a mother of five adopted children, has a long history of speaking out on behalf of sexual abuse victims, despite waiting until this year to tell her truth. She continued to support the alleged sexual victims of Woody Allen in “Ladies Who Punch.” She said:
“I’m very anti-Roman Polanski and anti-Woody Allen. It’s a pretty clear line for me.”
“Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of ‘The View’” will be published on April 2nd of this year.
Written by Miata Shanay