Sally Field Recalls The Abuse Experience She Suffered At The Hands Of Her Stepfather In The New Memoir

Date September 20, 2018

People often think that celebrities live a full life without any problems. But what do we actually know about them?

In her memoir, Sally Field got candid about her personal demons she’s been struggling with her entire life.


Sally Field recalled her abuse experience

The iconic Oscar-winning actress, Sally Field, has spent her entire life in the spotlight. However, after announcing of her memoir book “In Pieces,” her fans understood how little they actually know about Sally’s personal life.

The 71-year-old actress kept her life private until now. In her upcoming memoir, Field finally revealed all her past demons, including the abuse she suffered from her stepfather.

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According to The New York Times, Sally had a complicated relationship with her mother’s new husband. In fact, as a girl she experienced the emotional and sexual abuse.

The actress said it stopped when she was 14. It was not easy for her to tell the truth to her mother. Sally was afraid she would not believe her or, what’s worse, she would blame herself for her husband’s cruel actions.

Sally confessed:

I felt both a child, helpless, and not a child. 

Only decades later, Sally told her mother about the abuse. It was a shock to the woman but she assured her daughter she would not be alone any longer in her pain.

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Relationships with Burt Reynolds

Of course, her memoir won’t be complete without mentioning Sally’s relationships with Burt Reynolds.

Field said:

Our relationships were confusing and complicated, and not without loving and caring, but really complicated and hurtful to me.

The actress described Reynolds as a very charismatic man but mentioned he always tried to take control over her.

Sally’s revelations came as a surprise to her devoted fans. Who would have thought the star had such a complicated childhood? Anyway, Sally proved that she is a woman with an incredible inner strength. Her example can inspire millions of other women who suffer from abuse.

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