In a shockingly brave revelation, ASHLEY JUDD has revealed that she was raped repeatedly throughout a horrific and abuse-filled childhood — with her brutal upbringing leaving her with deep psychological scars.
The star makes the bombshell revelations in a blockbuster new memoir that bares tawdry family secrets that she’s kept for decades.
In “All That Is Bitter & Sweet,” the beautiful actress courageously writes about a childhood so torturous that the only way she could think to make the ache in her heart lessen was to die.
While her ambitious mother Naomi and sister Wynonna traveled across America trying to make it big as country singers, Ashley says she went to 13 different schools between the ages of 5 and 18, growing up feeling unloved and unwanted.
Her mother and father, Michael Ciminella, divorced when Ashley was 4, and Ashley admitted that as early as 7 she began suffering from depression.
The first of many sexual assaults that Ashley endured occurred when she was still a little girl living in Kentucky, where Naomi had moved the family following her divorce.
Ashley recalls in graphic detail being pulled into a dark, empty store by an older man who offered her a quarter to play a pinball machine.
She remembers vividly how he grabbed and groped her and stuck his tongue in her mouth.
She was able to fight him off – but afterward when she tried to tell adults what had happened, she was devastated when no one believed her!