Ashley Judd’s new book, “All That Is Bitter and Sweet” reveals more than anyone has ever known about her or her superstar family – mom, Naomi Judd and sister, Wynonna Judd. Her story is one of sexual abuse and a very unhappy home life.
Judd revealed in the book that she was sexually assaulted for the first time shortly after her parents’ divorce. While she was living in Kentucky, an older man lured her into the empty back room of a store, where he proceeded to molest her. Although Judd tried to tell several adults about her experience, none of them believed her story.
Ashley speaks about her mother, country singer Naomi Judd and the fact that she led her then husband to believe he was Wynona’s father when he wasn’t. She also speaks about the trauma of seeing Naomi’s volatile relationships with men, as well as being traumatized by loud sexual noises coming from her mother’s bedroom.
In Ashley’s tell all she revealed she was left alone in her home for days on end, feeling like she was watching her mother live her dreams.
Judd was sexually abused on several other occasions after she went to Japan to work as a model. She was abused by a manager, a male model and a man from whom she once accepted a ride.
Judd went to rehab for depression following her wedding to race car driver Dario Franchitti. Rehab has helped her have the strength to share her story, which she hopes inspires other abuse survivors to speak out.
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