Celebrities Who Were Abused

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Published on: 21 May 2018 7:04 AM GMT
Celebrities Who Were Abused
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List of celebrities who were abused, ranked by fame and popularity. Abuse comes in many forms. It can be physical, mental, sexual or a combination of horrors. Sadly, several famous people have been molested and abused, physically and verbally. Many of them speak of their past so that other victims can feel empowered to move past their experiences. If you are a victim of abuse and you need someone to talk to, call the national hotline at 1-800-799-7233.

Who is the most famous celebrity who has been abused? Rihanna tops our list. Rihanna was involved in a very public incident of domestic abuse at the hand of her boyfriend, abuser Chris Brown. Photos that were released after the incident showed Rihanna's face bruised and swollen. The incident occurred the night before the Grammy awards and both singers canceled their appearances at the awards show.

Tyler Perry was a victim of multiple forms of abuse. He discussed the incidents and how he got over them in an interview with Oprah Winfrey. Perry says, “I think that everyone who's been abused, there is a string to the puppet master, and they're holding you hostage to your behaviors and what you do. At some point, you have to be responsible for them. What I started to do is untie the strings and chase them down to where they came from. And I was able to free myself and understand that even though these things happened to me, it was not me.”

Other famous women who were battered and dealt with violence in their lives include Charlize Theron, Halle Berry, Shakira, and Roseanne Barr.

What do you think is the best way for people to move on after they have been abused? What would you say to the abusers who mistreated these celebrities? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Charlize Theron

1. Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron grew up with an abusive father who would frequently state that he was going to kill the whole family. Theron's mother shot her father in self defense after he came home drunk and agitated one night.

Age: 42

Birthplace: Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa

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Halle Berry

2. Halle Berry

Halle Berry grew up with an abusive father. The Oscar winner discussed her difficult past with James Lipton on his show "Inside the Actor's Studio."

Age: 51

Birthplace: USA, Cleveland, Ohio

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Rihanna

3. Halle Berry

Rihanna was the victim of domestic abuse at the hand of then boyfriend Chris Brown. Brutal photos were released just after the incident showing the pop star with a swollen and bruised face.

Age: 30

Birthplace: Saint Michael Parish, Barbados

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Drew Barrymore

4. Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore suffered child abuse and neglect from her father John Barrymore. Drew, growing up a child star, was also introduced to drugs, alcohol, and sex at an early age.

Age: 43

Birthplace: Culver City, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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5. Madonna

Madonna was raped on a New York rooftop when she was just 19. She also suffered mental and physical abuse from her ex-husband Sean Penn throughout their four year marriage.

Age: 59

Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States of America

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Shakira

6. Shakira

Shakira suffered domestic abuse from an old boyfriend. The Colombian singer has become a symbol of women's empowerment across the globe.

Age: 41

Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia

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Pamela Anderson

7. Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson stated that he ex-husband Tommy Lee was mentally and physically abusive to her and her children. Anderson and Lee divorced in 1998.

Age: 50

Birthplace: Ladysmith, Canada

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Oprah Winfrey

8. Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey suffered from sexual abuse as a child in Milwaukee. The talk show host as been vocal about her experience and she has helped many other victims move past their horrific pasts.

Age: 64

Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States of America

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Christina Aguilera

9. Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera was emotionally and physically abused by her father growing up. The singer has been estranged from her father for over 10 years.

Age: 37

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Marilyn Monroe

10. Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe was passed around the foster care system as a child and she suffered sexual abuse from the men in her life. Monroe is one of the first public figures to discuss her experience with abuse in public.

Age: Died at 36 (1926-1962)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California

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 Bill Clinton

11. Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton's step father Roger Clinton was abusive and struggled with alcoholism. Clinton said that growing up he never let anyone know what was going on at home. It was like he was living two parallel lives.

Age: 71

Birthplace: Hope, Arkansas, United States of America

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Kate Moss

12. Kate Moss

Kate Moss and her boyfriend Pete Doherty frequently abused drugs and each other during throughout their dysfunctional relationship. Moss is now engaged to musician Jamie Hince of the Kills.

Age: 44

Birthplace: Croydon, London, United Kingdom

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Christina Applegate

13. Christina Applegate

Christina Applegate was a victim of dating violence. The "Married with Children" actress can be seen in the upcoming comedy "Anchorman 2.

Age: 46

Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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Tyler Perry

14.Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry suffered from physical abuse at the hand of his own father and sexual abuse from several adults that were present in his childhood. Perry bravely discussed his past in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Age: 46

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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