Julianne Hough: 'I Was Abused, Mentally, Physically, Everything'
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It's been more than 10 years since it happened, and Julianne Hough is now ready to talk about her painful and traumatic childhood.
The 24-year-old plays a domestic abuse survivor in "Safe Haven," due out Feb. 14, and opened up to Cosmopolitan about the physical and emotional abuse she suffered as a child dancer in London.
Hough reveals that she moved from Utah to England at the age of 10 to pursue her career as a dancer, and says she felt like she was sexualized at an early age.
“I was 10 years old looking like I was 28, being a very sensual dancer. I was a tormented little kid who had to put on this sexy façade because that was my job and my life," she told Cosmopolitan.
“While I was in London, I was abused, mentally, physically, everything," she said, adding,"I’m a very forgiving person, and I don’t want to hurt anybody. What’s past is past.”
The "Dancing With the Stars" cast member explains that she's not looking for anyone's pity, but decided to open up
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