Matthew McConaughey talks about his past.
In his memoir published last month, the 51-year-old actor reveals that he was sexually abused twice in his youth, once at 15 and again at 18.
The mentions of the assault are brief and without much detail and he also insists that he “never felt like a victim”.
Now, during an appearance on “Tamron Hall”, the Oscar winner has explained why he didn’t go into more detail about the abusive dating.
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“At the end of the day, there is nothing I think is constructive in the details,” he said.
“I feel these details, unless I had a really good, constructive way of seeing them that could be told to other people, I felt like these details could have been grabbed and flagged for voyeurism,” he said. declared the “Dallas Buyers Club” star, by E! News. “They could’ve been the thing every single show was going to say ‘Read the details about when Matthew was assaulted’, or ‘Read about when he was blackmailed’, and that’s not the right headline . ”
McConaughey reiterated that he had never “felt the victim” of sexual abuse.
“Have I been the victim of these two situations? Of course. But that doesn’t mean that I have carried on all my life the feeling of “Oh, I was a victim”, or “Oh, I was a victim”, or that those two unfortunate events made me the victim. man that I am or even are an excuse, ”he said.
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The actor added that if the abusive dating had taken place when he was younger, he “would have been more confused.”
“When they happened to me, it was very clear to me, that they were wrong, that they weren’t ideal, that they weren’t what they were supposed to be,” McConaughey said. “So I think having that clarity means that’s probably the reason why it didn’t stick with me and later confused me or left me with 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, arose when the star took a step back to reexamine his love life.
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“It was a time, and I think we’ve all been through it, where I was looking for that one. I was looking for him, ”he recalls. “At every stoplight, at every party, at the produce section… all of a sudden you’re like, ‘Well, wait a minute, who am I? I’m trying. I’m too impressed, I’m not involved, I’m not safe enough to be in my own space. And so when I stopped looking and trying, that’s where she showed up. ”
If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse, please contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673.