Mena Suvari is opening up about her painful past. In a new interview with, the star says she was the victim of repeated sexual abuse when she was between the ages of 12 and 20, and turned to drugs to escape.The 42-year-old actress has a new memoir,, in which she talks about her trauma.
Suvari says she was first raped when she was 12 years old and in the sixth grade by a friend of one of her older brothers.«Part of me died that day,» she tells the magazine. «He used me, had fun with me and then disposed of me.
He called me a whore. I never got to have a healthy expression of [sex]. My choice was lost. And that, compiled with already not feeling seen and heard, established a concept that I would have of myself.Read more on etonline.com