Ellen DeGeneres was sexually assaulted by her stepfather when she was just 15 or 16!

Ellen DeGeneres who recently appeared on David Letterman show recalls a horrible incident where she was sexually assaulted by her stepfather. She revealed how this took place when she was just a teen

Ellen DeGeneres was sexually assaulted by her stepfather when she was just 15 or 16! Ellen DeGeneres was sexually assaulted by her stepfather when she was just 15 or 16! Source : Press

Ellen DeGeneres will be seen on an upcoming episode of David Letterman's Netflix show, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. Ellen in her interview which is scheduled to air on Friday is seen talking about being sexually assaulted by her stepfather when she was just a teen.

She revealed that the assault began after her mother, Betty, was diagnosed with breast cancer. One of her mother's breast was removed and her stepfather after her mother's surgery manipulated her mother's diagnosis to sexually assault her multiple times. When her mother was out of town her stepfather told her, that he had felt a lump in her mother's breast and needed to feel her breast because he didn't want to upset her, but he needed to feel hers. She recalled, "...He convinced me that he needs to feel my breasts and then he tries to do it again another time, and then another time."

She also told David Letterman how her stepfather even attempted to break down her bedroom door, and she was forced to escape through her window. She revealed that she was angry at herself because she was too weak to stand up to him as she was only 15 or 16 when the assault happened. Ellen, however, did tell her mother about the abuse a few years later but her mother didn't believe her and stayed married to the man for 18 more years.

But her mother did eventually leave her husband, as he kept changing his side of the story. But she that her mother believed her. She further stated, "I always have taken care of her my whole life. So I just kept taking care of her. I didn't really let it get to me." She further stated, "I wish I would have been better-taken care of. I wish she would have believed me.' And she's apologetic, but, you know..."

Well, we understand that this must be really difficult for the multiple Emmy-award winner to speak about it publically, but she yet decided to talk about it so that she could help other victims of sexual assault come forward. She also spoke about this horrific incident in a 2005 interview with "Allure" magazine and also opened about it in a 2018 interview on the show with "Today" host Savannah Guthrie.

She further stated, "We just don't feel like we're worthy, or we're scared to have a voice, and we're scared to say no. That's the only reason I think it's important to talk about it because there's so many young girls and it doesn't matter how old you are. When I see people speaking out, especially now, it angers me when victims aren't believed, because we just don't make stuff up. And I like men, but there are so many men that get away with so much."