Wednesday, March 08, 2006

‘Housewives’ star Hatcher reveals sex abuse

Uncle was later arrested for molesting another girl

LOS ANGELES - Teri Hatcher, one of the stars of ABC’s “Desperate Housewives,” says in the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair that her uncle sexually molested her 35 years ago.

The 41-year-old actress says she learned in 2002 that a 14-year-old victim of her uncle had committed suicide. Concerned that he would escape charges of molestation, Hatcher approached the prosecutors.

“This is something I’ve tried to hide my whole life,” Hatcher tells the magazine, which hits newsstands Friday with the actress on the cover. Full Story

Another excerpt: Chuck Gillingham, the Santa Clara County deputy district attorney in California, said, “Without Teri, this case would have been dismissed.”

Wonder if she would be interested in writing Congress to Protect the Children? Hummm, it truly would help with her celebrity status.

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