Matthew McConaughey is open about his past.
In a memoir published last month, the 51-year-old actor revealed he had been sexually abused twice when he was younger, once when he was 15, and again when he was 18.
Mention of the abuse was very brief and didn’t have much detail and he also claimed that he “never felt like a victim.”
Now, in an appearance on “Tamron Hall”, the Oscar winner explained why he did not elaborate on abusive encounters.
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“In the end, there’s nothing that I feel is constructive in terms of details,”; he said.
“I feel like those details, unless I have a really good construct that I find it might be relevant to someone else, I feel like those details can be summarized and reported for. satisfied “,” Dallas Buyers Club “said stars, each E! News. “They could be something that every show goes on ‘Read about details when Matthew was sexually harassed’ or ‘Read about when he got blackmail,’ and that’s the wrong title.”
McConaughey reiterated that he never “felt a victim” of sexual abuse.
“Am I a victim in those two situations? Sure. But that doesn’t mean I have continued with my life feeling ‘Oh, I became a victim’, or ‘Oh,’ I’m the victim, ‘either that those two unfortunate events have turned me into a man like me or even an excuse,’ he said.
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The actor added that if the abuse happened when he was younger, he “would be more confused.”
“When they happened to me, I found it very clear that they were wrong, that they were not ideal, that they were not,” McConaughey said. “So I think having that clarity means that’s probably why it doesn’t stick with me and confuse me later or get me an unrealistic view of how the world is. supposed to work. “
In 2012, McConaughey married model Camila Alves, with whom he shares three children: Levi, 12, Vida, 10, and Livingston, 7.
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The actor’s relationship with Alves, 38, comes when the star takes a step back to reconsider his love life.
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“It was a while, and I think we all got past it where I was looking. I was looking for it,” he recalls. “At all times the red light, at every party, at the production site … suddenly, you say, ‘Well, wait a minute, who am I? I’m trying. I’m so impressed, I’m not Join, I’m not safe enough to be in my own space. ‘And so when I search and try, that’s when she shows up. “
If you or someone you know is being abused, please contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673.