Ellen DeGeneres Opens Up About Being Sexually Assaulted As A Teen | NBC Nightly News


ENDURED AS A TEENAGER. SHE SAYS THERE IS A POWERFUL REASON SHE IS SHE SAYS THERE IS A POWERFUL REASON SHE IS GOING PUBLIC NOW. POWERFUL REASON SHE IS GOING PUBLIC NOW. HERE IS JOE FRYER. GOING PUBLIC NOW. HERE IS JOE FRYER.>>Reporter: WHEN HERE IS JOE FRYER.>>Reporter: WHEN ELLEN DeGENERES SAT>>Reporter: WHEN ELLEN DeGENERES SAT DOWN WITH DAVID ELLEN DeGENERES SAT DOWN WITH DAVID LETTERMAN FOR HIS DOWN WITH DAVID LETTERMAN FOR HIS NETFLIX SHOW “MY NEXT LETTERMAN FOR HIS NETFLIX SHOW “MY NEXT GUEST NEEDS NO NETFLIX SHOW “MY NEXT GUEST NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION COLOR GUEST NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION COLOR THAT WILL BE RELEASED INTRODUCTION COLOR THAT WILL BE RELEASED FRIDAY, THE THAT WILL BE RELEASED FRIDAY, THE CONVERSATION TURNED FRIDAY, THE CONVERSATION TURNED SERIOUS. CONVERSATION TURNED SERIOUS. DeGENERES SAYS SHE WAS SERIOUS. DeGENERES SAYS SHE WAS ABUSED AT AGE 16 BY DeGENERES SAYS SHE WAS ABUSED AT AGE 16 BY HER STEPFATHER AFTER ABUSED AT AGE 16 BY HER STEPFATHER AFTER HER MOTHER WAS HER STEPFATHER AFTER HER MOTHER WAS DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST HER MOTHER WAS DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER. DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER. HE TOLD ME WHEN SHE CANCER. HE TOLD ME WHEN SHE WAS OUT OF TOWN THAT HE TOLD ME WHEN SHE WAS OUT OF TOWN THAT HE FELT A LUMP IN HER WAS OUT OF TOWN THAT HE FELT A LUMP IN HER BREAST AND HE NEEDS TO HE FELT A LUMP IN HER BREAST AND HE NEEDS TO FEEL MY BREAST. BREAST AND HE NEEDS TO FEEL MY BREAST. THEN HE TRIES TO DO IT FEEL MY BREAST. THEN HE TRIES TO DO IT ANOTHER TIME AND THEN HE TRIES TO DO IT ANOTHER TIME AND ANOTHER TIME. ANOTHER TIME AND ANOTHER TIME. HE TRIES TO BREAK MY ANOTHER TIME. HE TRIES TO BREAK MY DOOR DOWN AND I KICKED HE TRIES TO BREAK MY DOOR DOWN AND I KICKED THE WINDOW OUT AND DOOR DOWN AND I KICKED THE WINDOW OUT AND RAN. THE WINDOW OUT AND RAN. SHE SAYS SHE WAITED A RAN. SHE SAYS SHE WAITED A FEW YEARS TO TELL HER SHE SAYS SHE WAITED A FEW YEARS TO TELL HER MOTHER, AND THEN SHE FEW YEARS TO TELL HER MOTHER, AND THEN SHE DIDN’T BELIEVE ME AND MOTHER, AND THEN SHE DIDN’T BELIEVE ME AND STAYED WITH HIM FOR 18 DIDN’T BELIEVE ME AND STAYED WITH HIM FOR 18 MORE YEARS AND FINALLY STAYED WITH HIM FOR 18 MORE YEARS AND FINALLY LEFT HIM BECAUSE HE MORE YEARS AND FINALLY LEFT HIM BECAUSE HE CHANGED THE STORY SO LEFT HIM BECAUSE HE CHANGED THE STORY SO MANY TIMES. CHANGED THE STORY SO MANY TIMES. HER STEPFATHER HAS MANY TIMES. HER STEPFATHER HAS SINCE DIED. HER STEPFATHER HAS SINCE DIED. DeGENERES FIRST SHARED SINCE DIED. DeGENERES FIRST SHARED HER STORY IN “ALLURE” DeGENERES FIRST SHARED HER STORY IN “ALLURE” MAGAZINE IN 2005 AND HER STORY IN “ALLURE” MAGAZINE IN 2005 AND LAST YEAR OPENED UP TO MAGAZINE IN 2005 AND LAST YEAR OPENED UP TO SAVANNAH. LAST YEAR OPENED UP TO SAVANNAH.>>WELL, AS A VICTIM SAVANNAH.>>WELL, AS A VICTIM OF SEXUAL ABUSE, I AM>>WELL, AS A VICTIM OF SEXUAL ABUSE, I AM FURIOUS AT PEOPLE WHO OF SEXUAL ABUSE, I AM FURIOUS AT PEOPLE WHO DON’T BELIEVE IT AND FURIOUS AT PEOPLE WHO DON’T BELIEVE IT AND WHO SAY HOW DO YOU NOT DON’T BELIEVE IT AND WHO SAY HOW DO YOU NOT REMEMBER EXACTLY WHAT WHO SAY HOW DO YOU NOT REMEMBER EXACTLY WHAT DAY IT WAS OR WHAT. REMEMBER EXACTLY WHAT DAY IT WAS OR WHAT. YOU DON’T REMEMBER DAY IT WAS OR WHAT. YOU DON’T REMEMBER THOSE THINGS. YOU DON’T REMEMBER THOSE THINGS. WHAT YOU REMEMBER IS THOSE THINGS. WHAT YOU REMEMBER IS WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU WHAT YOU REMEMBER IS WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU AND WHERE YOU WERE AND WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU AND WHERE YOU WERE AND HOW YOU FEEL. AND WHERE YOU WERE AND HOW YOU FEEL. THAT’S WHAT YOU HOW YOU FEEL. THAT’S WHAT YOU REMEMBER. THAT’S WHAT YOU REMEMBER.>>Reporter: NBC NEWS REMEMBER.>>Reporter: NBC NEWS HAS BEEN UNABLE TO>>Reporter: NBC NEWS HAS BEEN UNABLE TO REACH HER MOTHER HAS BEEN UNABLE TO REACH HER MOTHER BETTY, BUT SHE HAS NOT REACH HER MOTHER BETTY, BUT SHE HAS NOT COMMENTED ON ELLEN’S BETTY, BUT SHE HAS NOT COMMENTED ON ELLEN’S CLAIMS IN THE PAST. COMMENTED ON ELLEN’S CLAIMS IN THE PAST.>>IS THERE ANYTHING CLAIMS IN THE PAST.>>IS THERE ANYTHING WE HAVEN’T COVERED?>>IS THERE ANYTHING WE HAVEN’T COVERED?>>NO. WE HAVEN’T COVERED?>>NO.>>Reporter: DeGENERES>>NO.>>Reporter: DeGENERES TOLD LETTERMAN SHE IS

39 thoughts on “Ellen DeGeneres Opens Up About Being Sexually Assaulted As A Teen | NBC Nightly News

  1. Great Respect for her
    To open up on such tragedic story is not easy.I hope her voice reaches those who still suffer from sexual abuse.

  2. I couldn't imagine my mother not believing me over the man. That must hurt Ellen to this day.

  3. You know who I feel sorry for, Ellen mother. Ellen has everything this life could offer, but needed to punish her mother one more time publicly. So sad.

  4. Some men are just disgusting pieces of filth. Any man who goes looking for an excuse to touch a girl's or woman's genitalia, when he is not in a legal, consensual, and appropriate relationship with her, or who talks negatively about, makes stereotypical jokes about, or otherwise call negative attention to any girl's or a woman's genitalia, regardless of his relationship to her, should be castrated. Just flat out castrated. NO mercy.

  5. Yes and then she took on his identity and sexually abuses women and says oh no I am a lesbian . This is the reality of sexually abused women that say they are lesbians. 40 years of healing and changing women that were sexually abused has taught me much. I am sorry some guy abused her . But to then take on a mans persona and become a man and do what he did to other women is still abuse. Very sad . And very naive.

  6. 7+ billion people in the world, one person finally opens up after nothing can be done and light is shined again for 2 days SMH

  7. Wow…. her mother is a SAINT for putting up with her after telling LIES about her husband! ๐Ÿ˜Š

    who knows what other people Ellen has lied about…. ๐Ÿ™„

  8. I bet that drinking hv got nothing to do with it…Dream on…
    Drink…let your hair down…Let everything down..inc your dress..
    So American…Weinstein's got rights too..

  9. Sadly but true some mothers believe there husband or boyfriends then there own child no matter what mothers should always listen to there children it's hard to deal with on daily basis as a victim myself i personally have been though it thank God my kids didn't have anything to do with my father . And I kept telling my mum but she would listen to me even though he did what he did .Pls if u know someone who is going though something like this pls help them kids are so innocent ๐Ÿ™

  10. Old news-So why share this tragedy!? To shame the memory of a man Long dead?-to tell us why youre perverted? To dump your pain on the world? Weve heard countless tragedies like this – dump this on your therapist and TURN THE PAGE!

  11. Letterman looks more and more like Santa Claus. DeGeneres looks more and more like Michael Douglas.

  12. Fake news. If a crime occurs report it then. Don't wait until later and say oh by the way…

  13. Iโ€™m so sorry Ms. Ellen. I have been watching your show for years and you are a brave lady. Your truth is your voice. God bless you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ž

  14. Like Ellen could get any more amazing. Thank you for speaking out. I have spoken to my mum about my estranged father molesting me when I little and stopped at 13. The emotional abuse and putting me down was always present. It's true. You remember what you felt at the time and where etc. I am 19 and just starting to feel better about myself. I don't consider myself a victim but a survivor. PLEASE listen to the survivors. I was in denial, wishing it wasn't true but it was. Sexual abuse comes from family members a lot.

    Speak out. I'll believe you. I know. โค๏ธ

  15. Her mom didn't believe her daughter? But now mom is the happiest with her daughter's money and attention. What a great mom.

  16. The difference here is Ellen has a voice. I spent 8 years trying to be heard and did EVERYTHING I COULD to get help and to get my abuser arrested. I gave up and its been ten years since it happend & I still think about death every week.

    Victims will never have a voice unless they become famous sad but true and us MALE victims we will only be ridiculed and mocked. And people wonder why I am trying to get a home in the countryside?

    It is to be left alone by the world and to die in peace feeling a tiny bit safe.

  17. This is an Oprah tactic. Thatโ€™s the scam Oprah used to bring back her. Audience. Itโ€™s a tit! Poor David and straight women stuck with this.

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