In Memoir, Matthew McConaughey Says He was 'Molested' at Age 18

by Kevin Schattenkirk

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Monday October 26, 2020

Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey  (Source:Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

In his new memoir, actor Matthew McConaughey revealed that he was "molested as a teenager by another man," The Daily Mail reports.

In the just-released book "Greenlights," McConaughey says he was "knocked unconscious" by the assailant "in the back of a van" when he was only 18. The "Dallas Buyer's Club" Oscar-winner also divulged that he was blackmailed into losing his virginity at age 15. McConaughey writes, "I was certain I was going to hell for the premarital sex... today, I am merely certain that I hope that's not the case."

Nonetheless, McConaughey still maintains a positive outlook, writing, "I've never felt like a victim. I have a lot of proof that the world is conspiring to make me happy."

Elsewhere in "Greenlights," the actor discusses his unconventional and tumultuous upbringing with a mother and father who divorced twice and married three times; his father died at age 63 while having sex with his mother. McConaughey also talks about past relationships and his penchant for playing bongos in the nude — which landed him in jail in 1999. He recalls the night he met his wife, actress Camila Alves, in almost supernatural terms, and confides that the only thing he knew he wanted to be was a father.

Kevin Schattenkirk is an ethnomusicologist and pop music aficionado.

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