Ellen DeGeneres Recalls Being Abused by Her Stepfather as a Teenager

On the upcoming season of David Letterman’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, the comedian gave a tearful account: “The only reason I’m actually going to go into detail about it,” she said, “is because I want other girls to not, you know, ever let someone do that.”

Ellen DeGeneres got very candid in a new interview about alleged sexual abuse she endured as a teenager. During an interview with David Letterman on the upcoming second season of Netflix’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, which premieres May 31, DeGeneres says her stepfather sexually assaulted her.