Another Sad Celebrity Memoir About Abuse

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Ashley Judd has just such a memoir coming out in a couple of days, and she says it's been written to help other abuse victims speak out without shame.

That's very noble of Ashley, whom I always liked.

But the problem is, other abuse victims may want to speak out, but they don't get a book contract.

Other abuse victims don't nab big money to write and promote their story, going on nationwide tours that take them to talk shows and hotel suites.

Other abuse victims don't assemble their stories of abuse, attempted rape, and recovered memories as a publisher salivates.

Am I just being a horrible cynic?

Any form of abuse is absolutely hideous and to be fought at all cost.

Ashley's suffering and depression are terrible, and something she still has to deal with every day.

But unless all the proceeds are going to abuse victims, do celebrity memoirs really help those victims more than anyone else?


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1371667/Actress-Ashley-Judd-reveals-assault-nightmare-new-memoir.html#comments



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17 comments
Mrkennyv
Mrkennyv

Has anyone heard of Committed to Freedom they can really use some support to help people in need of recovery

Lrosieo
Lrosieo

There is no abuse that should be compared to anyone experience other than their own. It is all traumatizing. I work with abused children. When they hear that someone famous and beautiful is able to tell their story in publicly it is very eye opening to other victims. Teenage victims often feel alone in their experience. Now that celebrities are telling their stories it shows these younger vulnerable victims they are not alone. Shame on all of you that comment negatively on any book like this. Have you ever thought that her seeming arrogance could be hiding her vulnerability. Many victims use such behaviors to keep others from getting too close. What a world this is.

Sakara
Sakara

ashley judd is just another celeb getting attention for A BOOK SHE DIDN'T EVEN WRITE....can imagine judd talking into a tape recorder and a REAL writer taking it from there.

judd's alleged abuse didn't hurt her career or life any----she's had a much better life than all the nobodies who were abused and didn't get to jet all over the usa for movies.

Thanks to this book about being abused, maybe ashley will get a $100,000 offer to appear naked in playboy.

Phillip McKrevis
Phillip McKrevis

When was she one of the highest paid women in Hollywood? Do you think Wynonna was the family perpetrator?

"C'mon over here li'l 1/2 sis and give big sis some love."

Sakara
Sakara

Every book that offers advice to would-be writers says the same thing: NO AGENT OR PUBLISHER WANTS AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY FROM A NOBODY!

You have to be rich and famous for any agent or publisher to care to read about what a lousy life you had.

Jonster
Jonster

Bull.

SAKARA
SAKARA

Check out ANY advice book to would-be writers.

And, after a couple PHONEY sleazy autobiographies from nobodies were somehow published, it's even more true.

It's also true that publishers don't want any material from anybody TOO OLD---miley cyrus as an author is what most publishers want.

SNOOKIE HAD A BOOK ON NY TIMES BEST SELLER LIST.

normadesmond
normadesmond

if i needed to pay the bills and a publisher would pay me to write a book about my whatever i'd write a fucking book.

Melinda9
Melinda9

So is she not friendly with her family anymore? Because in a review of the book, it said she portrayed Naomi as 'self-involved' and Wynona as 'smothering'.

Sis. Boom. Trevor.
Sis. Boom. Trevor.

Love her as an actress but she was somewhat nauseatingly full of herself on The Today Show this AM. Just sayin.

beaubrummell
beaubrummell

LEAVE HER ALONE. Do you want victims to keep silent? I like her ,she a great actress

Dorianna
Dorianna

The true of all this is that Winona and her super artificial & plastic mother are sooo damm jelous of Ashley finess and beauty, plus Ashley has a much higher education than the two stupid country singers. They are lov lifes, and they pair up very well, but Ashley is different. I say for Ashley to stay away from those two lack of class pigs. Ahh, by the way, the mom should stop with her surgeries, she looks soo horrible and plastic!! OMG!!

Ramen
Ramen

If her career was on top, one could say she's just doing good.

But since her career is NOT on top, it's like she's maybe doing good for victims but definitely getting herself back in the spotlight.

Jonster
Jonster

"Ashley is just a lazy and arrogant actress. Let’s just leave it at that." - Jason Patric (who ought to know)

On the other hand, diva as she may be, she does a lot of good charity work.

Melinda9
Melinda9

Jason Patric has been on a roll with the pronouncements lately.

Ginger
Ginger

Her abuse sounds bad, but not compared to others'. A man grabbed her in public. And there was an attempted rape. And a recovered memory. Still, it's very sad that she's had to suffer as a result of all this.

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