Tuesday, October 20, 2020, Matthew McConaughey unveiled his memories to the whole world. The opportunity to learn more about his successes, his failures, but also the painful moments that marked his life. Thus, the comedian revealed to have been the victim of blackmail to have sex at 15 and to have been assaulted by a man at 18 after being knocked out, while he was in the back of a van. If the star has lifted the veil on this difficult period of her life, she did not however wish to go into more detail on the sexual assaults she had suffered.
Guest on the Tamron Hall show, Matthew McConaughey assured that he did not feel like a victim before explaining why he did not detail the drama in his memoir: “In the end, there is nothing that seems constructive to me about explaining these episodes in detail. I think those details, unless I have a really good, constructive way of looking at them that can be told to other people, I felt like these details could have been simply grasped and told voyeurically. ” The comedian detailed, “They could have been the thing every show was going to use: ‘Read the details of when Matthew was assaulted’, or ‘Find out more about when he was blackmailed’, and this is not the right title. I also write in the book that I never felt victimized. ”
. @ McConaughey says the details of being sexually assaulted in his teens has never made him feel like a victim. Head to the link to hear him speak more on this journey in his new book, “Greenlights.” https://t.co/4pNCa7TrlS pic.twitter.com/q0ilq8lUIX
– Tamron Hall Show (@TamronHallShow) November 6, 2020
“If this had happened to me younger, maybe I would have been more confused”
In a relationship for 14 years with Brazilian model Camila Alves, whom he married in 2012 and with whom he had three children, Levi (12), Vida (10) and Livingston (8), Matthew McConaughey is happy and considers himself lucky. On television, he added: “These two events happened to me when I was 15 and 18. If it had happened to me younger, I might have been more confused. But when it happened to me, it was very clear to me that they were wrong and that his actions were not normal. ” Before concluding with these words: “So I think having that clarity means that’s probably the reason why it didn’t stay with me and later confuse me or leave me with a vision. unrealistic of how the world is supposed to work. ”
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