Julianne Hough reveals that she was abused as a child

3 January 2013 / 3 years 9 months ago

Source: Bang Showbiz NewsJulianne Hough has revealed 'abused' as a child between the ages of 10 and 15 while living in London but has forgiven her attacker.The 'Rock of Ages' star - who is in long-term relationship with 'American Idol' presenter Ryan Seacrest - claims she was "abused mentally, physically, everything" after moving to London from her native Utah to study dance as a youngster.The 24-year-old actress told Cosmopolitan magazine: "I was 10-years-old looking like I was 28, being a very sensual dancer."I was a tormented little kid who had to put on this sexy facade because that was my job and my life. But my heart was the same, and I was this innocent little girl. I wanted so much love."While I was in London, I was abused mentally, physically, everything."The former 'Dancing With The Stars' performer admitted that things got much worse when she hit puberty.She said: "When I started hitting puberty, when I started becoming a woman and stopped being a little girl."I was told if I ever went back to the United States, three things were going to happen."One: I was going to amount to nothing. Two: I was going to work at Whataburger. And three: I was going to end up a slut. So it was like, I can't go back, I have to be this person."Julianne, who managed to escape the abuse at the age of 15, said she felt she couldn't tell her parents because she didn't "want to be a burden" but doesn't want people to pity her.She said: "I didn't talk unless I was spoken to. I would look over to see if it was okay if I answered. I was perfect - perfect to a fault."I don't want pity. To me it's more about being that voice for people who don't necessarily have a voice. I'm a very forgiving person, and I don't want to hurt anybody. What's past is past."

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