Hollywood Tragedy!

Sally Field Reveals That ‘Tarzan’ Father Molested Her

Her years of hinting at how stepdad Jock Mahoney's abuse ruined her romances!

Sally Field spoke for years about being “terrified” of her physically abusive stepfather — before the beloved Oscar-winner finally revealed that she was sexually molested by former “Tarzan” star Jock Mahoney! The actor and stuntman was already a TV cowboy star when he married Sally’s mother, actress Margaret Field, in 1952. He went on to star as Edgar Rice Burroughs’ jungle man in two feature films in the early ’60s. Sally first began to speak out about her abusive upbringing with Mahoney after his death in 1989, and revealed her resentment over how he’d affected Sally’s life both personally and professionally. But her new memoir, “In Pieces,” finally reveals that Sally was regularly molested by Mahoney until the age of 14, as she writes: “It would have been so much easier if I’d only felt one thing, if Jocko had been nothing but cruel and frightening. But he wasn’t. He could be magical, the Pied Piper with our family as his entranced followers.”