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Demi Moore says she was raped at 15 by man who paid her mother

Demi Moore has said she was raped when she was 15 years old by a man who claimed to have paid her alcoholic mother $ 500 (£402).

The Ghost actress makes the claim in her new memoir, Inside Out, which was discussed during a Good Morning America interview with Diane Sawyer.

She said her mother Virginia King began taking her to bars when she was a teenager so they would get attention from men.

Demi Moore's mother Virginia Guynes pictured in 1992
Image: Demi Moore’s mother pictured in 1992

One night, she recalled coming home and her mother was in their apartment with an older man, who also had the keys to their home.

After the man raped her, Moore said he asked her how it felt “to be wh***d by your mother for $ 500”.

“It was rape and a devastating betrayal,” she wrote in the book, which will be released this week.

The actress discussed the claim in an interview on Good Morning America. Pic: Good Morning America
Image: The actress discussed the claim in an interview on Good Morning America. Pic: Good Morning America

Sawyer asked the actress if she believed she was “sold” by her mother, who died in 1998.

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Moore replied: “‘I think in my deep heart, no. I don’t think it was a straightforward transaction but she still did give him the access and put me in harm’s way,” she replied.

The rape took place in Hollywood where her mother moved after splitting up from Moore’s father, Charles Hamon Sr.

The 56-year-old also touched on her mother’s multiple suicide attempts, which she spoke to Lena Dunham about in Harper’s Bazaar magazine earlier this month.

She said she was 12 when her mother first attempted to kill herself and recalled using her hands to take pills out of her mother’s mouth on one occasion.

Moore also writes about resorting to cocaine, painkillers and alcohol in the memoir.

She also makes claims about her ex-husband Ashton Kutcher and their relationship.

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