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Rosie O’Donnell says father molested her

Rosie O’Donnell says father molested her

Rosie O’Donnell has gone public with allegations her father sexually abused her.

The actress told Variety “It started very young.”

“And then when my mother died, it sort of ended in a weird way, because then he was with these five children to take care of,” she said. “On the whole, it’s not something I like to talk about.”

O’Donnell was 10 when her mother, Roseann, died from breast cancer.

Her father, Edward, died in 2015 from cancer.

O’Donnell shares the revelation in her forthcoming book “Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of ‘The View'” which is set to be published on April 2.

“Of course, it changes everyone,” she told Variety of the abuse. “Any child who is put in that position, especially by someone in the family, you feel completely powerless and stuck, because the person you would tell is the person doing it.”

The former talk show host has been an outspoken advocate for other alleged victims of sexual abuse including Dylan Farrow.

O’Donnell talked to CNN in 2012 about her difficult relationship with her father. “He had his own issues and demons, he had a very tough childhood, he had an alcoholic, abusive father and never really got the help that I think every person needs when they have lived through that as a child,” she said at the time. “I think that he had a lot of problems to deal with.”

She said she had forgiven her father, even though she felt that some of what he had done to her and her siblings was “unforgivable.”

“You get to be 50 years old you can’t still be angry at what your father did in 1970,” O’Donnell said. “You have to work it out for yourself and find a place for it in your life and not rehash it forever.”

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Some people aren’t happy with JK Rowling’s assertions about the love match between Dumbledore and Grindelwald.

According to Mashable, the author talks about the couple in a feature included in the DVD and Blu-ray versions of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.”

“Their relationship was incredibly intense. It was passionate, and it was a love relationship,” Rowling said. “But as happens in any relationship, gay or straight or whatever label we want to put on it, one never knows, really, what the other person is feeling.”

The “Harry Potter” author added: “You can’t know, you can believe you know.”

“So I’m less interested in the sexual side — though I believe there is a sexual dimension to this relationship — than I am in the sense of the emotions they felt for each other, which ultimately is the most fascinating thing about all human relationships,” she said.

A representative for Rowling told CNN the author was unavailable for comment.

Just as there was much ire last year when the director of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” said the sexuality of the character Albus Dumbledore would not be “explicitly” explored in the film, folks aren’t happy now that Rowling is exploring Dumbledore’s sexuality at this late date.

“I have the exact same reaction to JK Rowling trying to retroactively diversify the Harry Potter universe as I do to James Cameron promising four Avatar sequels,” writer/director Hazel Hayes tweeted. “Nobody asked for this.”

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