Courtney Stodden has revealed she was sexually abused two times.
The reality star, who has appeared on shows including "Couples Therapy" and "Celebrity Big Brother," shared her #MeToo story on "The Tomorrow Show" Monday night. She said she was abused by someone she met while separated from estranged husband Doug Hutchison.
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"When the first incident happened, I, you know, didn't tell [Doug]. It was actually during the first time we separated," she said. "It actually happened to me two times when we were separated. And um, you know, I didn't tell him, you know it happened. You know? And at that age, ya know, I was only 19, you know, when my first experience happened. I didn't really think it was wrong, which is the crazy part."
"I felt like, 'OK, well that's how sex is,'" she continued. "You know, I only had sex with one man before that; that was, you know, Doug. So gentle, not to get explicit. But I was like, 'OK, maybe that's just a rough way of going on a date.' I really didn't realize it was, you know, sexual abuse, until I started hearing these women talking. It wasn't until #MeToo started that I was like, 'Wow, maybe that wasn't OK.' So yeah, it's really a sad thing, but it happens all the time."
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Stodden opened up about her experience, without getting into too many details, when one of the show's hosts asked if she had any #MeToo experiences relating to power and sex.
"Both power and sex," she said of her experience, but declined to go into details because she's working on a book.
"It's just like all the other women's stories. It's nothing different," she said. "Each woman should be heard and I'm definitely planning on ... I'll definitely be a part of the movement, for sure."
Stodden rose to fame after marrying Hutchison -- an actor known for starring alongside Tom Hanks in "The Green Mile" -- in 2011 when she was just 16 years old, which garnered a lot of attention. TMZ reported earlier this month that she has filed for divorce.