Dax Shepard says he was molested as a child

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Dax Shepard

Actor Dax Shepard has come forward to reveal that he was molested as a child.

During an interview yesterday on Sirius XM’s “The Jason Ellis Show,” Shepard said it took 12 years for him to tell anyone what happened because he thought the abuse was his fault but now knows it was not.

“I was like, a) ‘It’s my fault,’ as generic as that is, I’m like, ‘it’s my fault,” Shepard said. “And I’m gay, I must have manifested this because I’m secretly gay.’ I had all these insane thoughts for 11 years or 12 years.”

The 41-year-old also believes the abuse played a role in his addiction issues later in life.

Shepard, who is married to actress Kristen Bell, has been sober since 2004. The couple have two daughters, Lincoln, 3, and Delta, 1.