Terri Hatcher Molested As A Child In ...

Terri Hatcher Molested As A Child In Sunnyvale

There are 371 comments on the Cbs5.com story from Mar 7, 2006, titled Terri Hatcher Molested As A Child In Sunnyvale. In it, Cbs5.com reports that:

NEW YORK 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.

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ex-husband is victim too

Singapore, Singapore

#2 Mar 8, 2006
A pre-pubescent sexually abused female child can later destroy her marriage. She is also likely to subconsciously see her husband as the "imago" of the abuser. She then sabotages the relationship of the children with their father. All this was explained to me by marriage counselors and her female psychiatrist.

I was left with no recourse except to divorce, after trying everything to save the marriage.

This kind of abuse destroys future marriages and future generations.
Sarah

Woods Cross, UT

#3 Mar 8, 2006
Amen. I myself was sexually abused by a family member and sense then my relationships haven't been the same. For some reason every guy seems bad or has qualities that my molester has and im too scared to be wit them. we have to do anything we can to prevent this kind of abuse!!!
ex-husband is victim too

Singapore, Singapore

#4 Mar 8, 2006
Sarah,

If you haven't already, I urge you to get in-depth therapy and reach a resolution. This history will destroy your future relationships without you even being very aware of it. It's so deep and profound that it's not in your conscious mind where you can easily deal with it, like an everyday problem. This kind of thing is very different.

My ex does not deny that the abuse happened, but she never accepted that it completely affected our marriage. Instead it was all my fault. I believe MANY divorces are not being correctly attributed to the early sexual abuse of the wife (or much less commonly, the husband). Instead, it's blamed on the other "typical" reasons.

Write me at [email protected] if you want.

Good luck,
Ed
Carmen

United States

#5 Mar 9, 2006
I was sexually molested by my brother as a child. I am now married, but have not told my husband because I am afraid and ashamed. My brother is now married is a firefighter and has a nine month old son. I confronted him and asked him why he molested me...I have been f'd up for a long time because of this. He says he "kind of remembers, but what do you want me to do about it now." I think that is such BS. I'm sure he hasn't told his wife or anyone else for that matter. I hate my brother for this...how can he pretend to have a perfect lift now and everythings fine. I'm not fine, I have thought about suicide before. I don't want to be ashamed any longer or feel like I need to hide this. I'm really glad that Teri came forward... I'm thinking I want to tell someone now. Also, my mother knew for sure about the molestations...but denies it, I feel out of guilt. I feel like by not telling, that my loser brother is in control. I need help.
Glynis

Huntsville, TX

#6 Mar 12, 2006
I was molested when I was 5 by a friend of the family, I am 22 now. It has totally destroyed my life. I decedide just a week before Teri came forward that it was time that I delt with it. I have been for years dealing with issues overlyeing the abuse, like suicide attempts and self mutilation. I wonder if it will ever end. I feel so afraid to face it, I am already considering returning to my self destructive ways to distract me from thinking about it. I recently got dumped by my boyfriend too. I feel like a waste. I should be a lovable sucessful young woman, but insted I feel lost, and sometimes totally without worth.
ex-husband is victim too

Singapore, Singapore

#7 Mar 12, 2006
Carmen and Glynis, and any other women in this situation:

As for Sarah above, I repeat this, if you haven't already you need to get into serious counseling to liberate your life from this. I urge you to get in-depth therapy and reach a resolution. This traumatic history will destroy your future relationships without you even being very aware of it. It's so deep and profound that it's not in your conscious mind where you can easily deal with it, like an everyday problem. This kind of thing is very different. Save yourself, your present or future marriage and children's well-being.
alexis

Ripley, Canada

#8 Mar 12, 2006
You have to realize that this is not your fault! You were
a victim. Most times Child Abuse is about control and Power. Children are the innocent victims of these incorrigibles. You should seek out therapy, as suggested in the above post. For all the reasons mentioned!
Learn to love yourself, you have plenty of self-worth!
Don't allow them to steal that from you too!
A good therapist can help you recover your life again!
I wish you well, and pray for all of you! You are never alone!
mami gurl

Australia

#9 Mar 20, 2006
Carmen wrote:
I was sexually molested by my brother as a child. I am now married, but have not told my husband because I am afraid and ashamed. My brother is now married is a firefighter and has a nine month old son. I confronted him and asked him why he molested me...I have been f'd up for a long time because of this. He says he "kind of remembers, but what do you want me to do about it now." I think that is such BS. I'm sure he hasn't told his wife or anyone else for that matter. I hate my brother for this...how can he pretend to have a perfect lift now and everythings fine. I'm not fine, I have thought about suicide before. I don't want to be ashamed any longer or feel like I need to hide this. I'm really glad that Teri came forward... I'm thinking I want to tell someone now. Also, my mother knew for sure about the molestations...but denies it, I feel out of guilt. I feel like by not telling, that my loser brother is in control. I need help.
hey, u should really tell someone what happened..why should u feel guilty for something that isn't even ur fault! If ur mother really cared she would have done everything she could have to try and stop ur brother from molesting u!! but she didn't did she?!?!? So if ur own mothers not even going to help you then GO AND FIND SOMEONE WHO WILL HELP!!! there's no reason at all as to why u should be suffering for something ur brother did!! and thats for real!!As soon as u find someone who will help (eg, police, psychiatrist etc) then i guarantee u will be able to move on with life and walk with ur head held high, and have the pride in knowing that he didn't get away with. Ps I would tell someone straight away what if he does it to his own kids!! u can't let that happen!! U have the power!! U KNOW WHAT TO DO GURL!!!!!
theresnoescape

Chicago, IL

#10 Mar 21, 2006
Sarah,Glynis,and Carmen,are courageous,and strong women. In absolutely no means,are any of you three a waste. Im so sorry,this happened to you,please remember,This was done to you,you did nothing wrong.Your almost there,Ladies,you shared w/us,and I hope you take out advice when we tell you to seek help in your community.If you feel you can't do it alone,bring your most trustworthy family member or best friend,to a group meeting,or counseling,any help your community offers.You can get your life back to your desire,it is possible,the ppl on this forum and myself have your backs,I know we are far,but sometimes talking help relieve the heavy burden on your shoulders.
theresnoescape

Chicago, IL

#11 Mar 21, 2006
Please do not destroy your life,do not lose the battle,you've come this far,to open up to us.Everynight before I sleep,I talk to my main man from upstairs,and when Im done I say an xtra hail Mary,and a our father,and those xtra prayers are for all the abused children in the world,as well as the battered and sexually abused,women.Ladies,please seek help,you are NOT worthless,you are important in this world,don't let anyone tell you different,you deserve a better life and though you can't take what happened back,you can move on from this,and be stronger! We GOTTCHA Backs!!
private

Phoenixville, PA

#12 Mar 26, 2006
i am being molested by my brother right now. well not now now but every night. he thinks i am asleep. i dont knwon what to do. i cant look at him or think of him. should i tell someone???? someone please help me i am only 13 please please please
ProductofItalyfr omNyC

Chicago, IL

#13 Mar 26, 2006
private wrote:
i am being molested by my brother right now. well not now now but every night. he thinks i am asleep. i dont knwon what to do. i cant look at him or think of him. should i tell someone???? someone please help me i am only 13 please please please
Sweetie,you are a smart girl for reading this and seeking help. Have you talked to anyone besides,this board about this. If you feel your parents will be mad,maybe you should see your school counselor (hopefully u are comfortable enough),and can work w/you,so you won't be alone,when you confront your parents.SUGAR, SOMETHING MUST BE dONE NOW!!! Do NOT be affraid.You are not alone. This is not your fault.Can you lock your door for the time being? You must put your foot down now. Are you able to confront him,and tell him,you know,I haven't been sleeping at night lately,because you've been visiting me every night,and I don't need,or want your company,you have every right gain back your dignity,and your parents need to know what is going on.Read the above posts. These grown women are trying to heal as well. Your a beautiful person,and have all the rights everyone else does,but you also have the right to keep your body to yourself. I have some connects w/the man upstairs,Im prayin for you tonight sugar!! Courage/strenght/life/love/pie ce/happiness:)
private

Chicago, IL

#14 Mar 27, 2006
thanks. i have been losing sleep because i have to wait until he goes to bed. i try to keep strong in my faith (im a chriatian) but the bible doesnt say anything about this kind of thing. This isnt supposed to happen to me! My parents are both active youth leaders in my church and i cant tell anyone there because they will tell my parents. And if my parents find out they will be not believe it because they think my brother is a perfect person. I am the only one who finds child porn on the computer and dont tell anyone because im scared he will hurt me. He is a wrestler and can beat me up easily. But if i just stay awake at night untill he falls asleep i might be ok. I just hate keeping this to myself. Thanks for talking to me.
private

Chicago, IL

#16 Mar 28, 2006
Thankyou very very much. I have read over the websites and i think i may tell my parents or my older sister who is coming in to town next week. I will write back if anything happens.
ProductofItalyfr omNyC

Chicago, IL

#17 Mar 28, 2006
I hope this situation,improves 100% for you.I'm prayin for you!U shouldn't drown this abuse and swim over it. You shouldn't keep this depression under water anymore,It MUST surface for you to feel better,I'm tuggin w/ya Girl,but ONLY U have the strength to pull! Please get it out there girl,to the ppl in your family who should be informed.Good Luck!,& u will remain in my prayers!:)
ProductofItalyfr omNyC

Chicago, IL

#18 Mar 28, 2006
remember: YOU DID NOTHING WRONG!! This awful crime was DONE 2 u. I said this before,you can't erase what was done,but you CAN PREVENT IT from repeating,and it won't be a burden on your shoulders for eternity. I can't stress enough,how important it is for you to reach out to help! You don't want this situation to define you,YOU ARE STRONG,and Brave!!
arl

United States

#19 Mar 29, 2006
private wrote:
i am being molested by my brother right now. well not now now but every night. he thinks i am asleep. i dont knwon what to do. i cant look at him or think of him. should i tell someone???? someone please help me i am only 13 please please please
Yes please tell someone before it hurts you worse you still have time to start therapy and hopefully family who will be their for you this is a discusting act and on top of that its your brother this has to stop and only you can do it... your brother is very sick person and needs help .... hurry prayers are with you *
Egan

Hagerstown, MD

#20 Mar 30, 2006
I was also molested by my brother when I was a child. I had trust issues and didn't want to be around him after the age of about 10. I didn't know why exactly. He just made my skin crawl. My mother and father passed away 2 months apart in 1998, and since that time I have had more and more vivid memories of what happened to me as a child. I suffered from repressed memories and suffered in silence for years. One day after my fathers funeral I broke down and told my sister. She too had been suffering in silence. It was a relief to reach out and find someone there. Don't be afraid. Talk to someone you can trust. Write what you know down and date each time you write. Keep it in a safe place. Don't suffer alone, get help. It will make your mind and body feel better. Don't wait 30 years like I did. The damage can be unbeleivable. I'll pray for you.
private

Chicago, IL

#21 Mar 31, 2006
those stories are so sad. I am so so sorry. I am worried if I dont do anything than the same thing will happen to me. I think you all should no about me more. I am the you gest of 5 kids. # of my siblings are in collage and out of collage. My mom, my dad, my brother and me all live chirstian like lives. Untill this happened i never had many problems. I never got along with my brother and back in augest i cought him looking at child pornography. I confronted him (with proof) and he still mmade up exuses why it wasnt him. In September he molested to o my friends while he thought they were asleep. I told my parents but they chose to believe his lie over my friends' stories. Since then nothing happened exept he used to come in my room while i was asleep and if i woke up he would ask for an extra blanket. I didnt think anything was happening i just thought he wanted a blanket. Then about two weeks ago he came in my room right before i fell asleep ( he must have thought i was fully asleep) and molested me. It was a sunday night and the hardest thing was trying to get up the next morning and go to school acting as if everything as alright. I want to tell my mom but she seems to be extreemly mad at me for spending too much time with my friends. If only she knew the only reason i try to go out with them is to get away from the house where my brother always is. i am still confused and I check this site often for advise. Thanks for listening.
private

Chicago, IL

#22 Apr 10, 2006
i told someone
just ask and i will write the whole story

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