Ashley Judd Was Sexually Abused

A new memoir released by Ashley Judd reveals a childhood that is completely out of sync with the childhood her mother, Naomi Judd, has painted. Naomi has been quoted as saying the Judds put the “fun” in dysfunction. Ashley, however, disagrees.

Ashley reveals that although her mother led her father, Michael Ciminella, on to believe he was the father of Wynonna, it was actually another man, Charlie Jordan, who was the father and upon hearing of the pregnancy he wanted nothing to do with it.

The 42-year-old Kentucky native said that “there was always marijuana inside the house” and that her dad “was prone to taking hallucinogenics with friends on Saturday nights. When she was a toddler, her parent’s marriage dissolved, and Naomi had a new man move in with them who Ashley describes as an “abusive full-blown heroin addict with a criminal record.”

“I was taught to believe that our lifestyle was normal and never to question it or complain, even when I was left alone for hours, sometimes days at a time, or when I was passed without warning to yet another relative,” Ashley wrote. “I loved my mother, but at the same time I dreaded the mayhem and uncertainty that followed her everywhere…I often felt like an outsider observing my mom’s life as she followed her own dreams.”

Ashley adds that she was sexually abused during as a kid. An event which sent her into a deep depression.

“An old man everyone knew beckoned me into a dark, empty corner of the business and offered me a quarter for the pinball machine at the pizza place if I’d sit on his lap,” Ashley said.

“He opened his arms, I climbed up, and I was shocked when he suddenly cinched his arms around me, squeezing me and smothering my mouth with his, jabbing his tongue deep into my mouth.”

25 cents? Not to sound like a jerk, but that’s a little cheap, don’t you think? I wouldn’t get up on an old man’s lap for less than a dollar. A guy’s got to have standards.

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