In his new memoir, "Greenlights," Matthew McConaughey said he was sexually assaulted when he was 18 years old.
According to the New York Post, McConaughey wrote that he was "molested by a man when I was eighteen while knocked unconscious in the back of a van."
McConaughey also wrote that he was "blackmailed into having sex for the first time" when he was 15, but he said he had "never felt like a victim."
Matthew McConaughey says he was sexually abused when he was a teenager, writing about the experience in his new memoir, "Greenlights."
"I was blackmailed into having sex for the first time when I was 15," McConaughey wrote, according to the New York Post's Page Six. "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."
McConaughey also wrote that he was "molested by a man when I was eighteen while knocked unconscious in the back of a van."
McConaughey kept details of the ordeal sparse, according to the Post, though he did say he had "never felt like a victim."
McConaughey wrote: "I have a lot of proof that the world is conspiring to make me happy."
In the book, released Tuesday, McConaughey goes through numerous important events in his life that he describes as red, yellow, or green lights — events that made him stop, pause, or advance.
Other revelations from the book include the actor saying he once turned down a paycheck of $14.5 million for a rom-com so he could focus on more serious roles, thus kickstarting the McConaissance that led to his winning an Oscar for "Dallas Buyers Club."
Another was that his father died while having sex with his mother. McConaughey, who described his parents' relationship like "the Pacific Ocean in a storm," wrote that his "knees buckled" when he found out of his dad's death.
McConaughey wrote: "He'd always told me and my brothers, 'Boys, when I go, I'm gonna be makin' love to your mother.' And that's what happened. He had a heart attack when he climaxed."
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