Matthew McConaughey Discusses Being 'Blackmailed' Into Sex at 15 Years Old in New Memoir

Trace William Cowen
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Matthew McConaughey, he of True Detective's still-celebrated inaugural season and other feats of art, dropped a new memoir this week.

Described as "an album, a record, a story of my life so far" by McConaughey, Greenlights sees the actor-made-author penning what he calls a "love letter to life." In it, McConaughey reveals he was "blackmailed" into sex as a young teen.

"I was blackmailed into having sex for the first time when I was 15," McConaughey writes in the book, per an excerpt published by Variety on Wednesday. "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."

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