The Heartbreaking News That Shania Twain Shares

Country artist Shania Twain has disclosed that her stepfather assaulted her as a child, both physically and sexually. In an interview with The Sunday Times, Twain claimed that she learned to defend herself and her mother by fighting back, but the experience left her resentful and guilty.

Twain claimed that to keep her stepfather at bay, she also tried to conceal her femininity.

She started creating songs to deal with her emotions and the “unpleasant stuff” that happened outside her house, making her feel “ashamed” to be a woman.