ASHLEY Judd has opened up about her horrific childhood.
In her new book All That Is Bitter & Sweet, the actress reveals that she was raped repeatedly and suffered through a horrific, abuse-filled childhood that left her with deep psychological scars.
In the tome, Judd says her upbringing was so torturous that the only way she could think to make the ache in her heart lessen was to die.
Ashley says she went to 13 different schools between the ages of 5 and 18, growing up feeling unloved and unwanted.
Her mother, Naomi, and father, Michael Ciminella, divorced when Ashley was 4, and Ashley admitted that as early as 7 she began suffering from depression.
The first of many sexual assaults that Ashley endured occurred when she was still a little girl living in Kentucky, where Naomi had moved the family following her divorce.
Ashley recalls in graphic detail being pulled into a dark, empty store by an older man who offered her a quarter to play a pinball machine.[imagebrowser id=1045]
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