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Rosie O'Donnell says her father molested her

She's said before she was the victim of childhood sexual abuse, but she wouldn't say who was the perpetrator.

O'Donnell shares the revelation in the forthcoming book "Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of 'The View'" by Ramin Setoodeh, which is set to be published on April 2.

by Anonymousreply 123Last Tuesday at 3:43 PM

At this point, why doesn't she just keep her mouth shut? What a dope. I used to like her.

by Anonymousreply 103/14/2019

She inadvertently fell asleep while reading Roseanne's memoirs and this is the result.

by Anonymousreply 203/14/2019

That's odd. I swear she said in one of her previous books (or an interview) that it she was molested but it wasn't by an immediate family member.

by Anonymousreply 303/14/2019

r3 Maybe she went through repressed false memory therapy

by Anonymousreply 403/14/2019

Rosie is FURIOUS that this is out, saying she just talked to the author for half an hour.

Why would you tell a total stranger in a half-hour interview that your father diddled you?

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by Anonymousreply 503/14/2019

I used to work for her. I could tell you stories for DAYS...

by Anonymousreply 603/14/2019

[quote]Why would you tell a total stranger in a half-hour interview that your father diddled you?

Reminiscing about the good old days can be very therapeutic.

by Anonymousreply 703/14/2019

R6, then start typing.

by Anonymousreply 803/14/2019

we got time r6......go ahead

by Anonymousreply 903/14/2019

I could have sworn she's said this before. Not in so many words, but strongly implied it. That she and some siblings had been molested. That her dad was a problem. (It made me think that if he hadn't done it himself, then maybe he knew about it and looked the other way.)

Maybe she talked about it in the hour-long Howard Stern interview she did within the past year or so.

by Anonymousreply 1003/14/2019

[quote]I used to work for her. I could tell you stories for DAYS...

I have WEEKS.

Spill.

by Anonymousreply 1103/14/2019

Is he the one she wrote that shitty yellow poem about?

by Anonymousreply 1203/14/2019

She said that decades ago. When her old show was on and the episode where her father died centered around a premiss like that.......It was obvious.

by Anonymousreply 1303/14/2019

Well, it's not something anyone couldn't have guessed. The narcissism, the obsession with childhood, the constant need for attention...

by Anonymousreply 1403/14/2019

Personally I do not believe a word she says. That carousel of crazy she calls her brain...should not be trusted.

by Anonymousreply 1503/14/2019

no r13

the father only died in 2015

by Anonymousreply 1603/14/2019

r13 is thinking of Roseanne Barr

by Anonymousreply 1703/14/2019

I think that is true. that explains her craziness and irrational hatred for men

by Anonymousreply 1803/14/2019

I agree with others that she has implied that she was molested by her dad so this isn't new to me.

R18 What do you mean by "irrational hatred for men"? Who has she done wrong that has a penis?

by Anonymousreply 1903/14/2019

Was her father blind?

by Anonymousreply 2003/14/2019

Rosie has got her problems but she's been right about a lot of things in the past and has been shouted down. She was a hundred percent correct on the grotesque criminality of our invasion of Iraq. O Donnell was also right about Trump. In both cases, the media pilloried her. During the Trump feud , they laughed along at Trumps jibes towards her that went on way too long. These same media outlets now decry the invasion of Iraq and wail about Trump. But I remember when they were singing a very different tune. I don't agree with everything she says but I respect her for standing up for her beliefs.

by Anonymousreply 2103/14/2019

R20, no, but if he molested a child, then he's an asshole. I wonder what Rosie's siblings have to say.

by Anonymousreply 2203/14/2019

Yawn. I wish she would go away

by Anonymousreply 2303/14/2019

In other news, I'm first on my local library's waitlist for "The View" tell-all.

by Anonymousreply 2403/14/2019

Explains why she’s spent her life at the all you can eat fish and muffin bar instead of the chicken and hotdog bar. No one fucking cares, she’s a cunt regardless.

by Anonymousreply 2503/14/2019

I remember her being interviewed on Larry King Live and saying she didn’t speak to her father and he knew why. This was before she was out or had kids. I assumed then that he’d molested her. She didn’t say it, but she said it.

by Anonymousreply 2603/14/2019

Not surprised.

by Anonymousreply 2703/14/2019

[quote]What do you mean by "irrational hatred for men"?

He means he's one of the homophobes around here who keep saying lesbians are all man-hating lying radfem dykes who should just shut up forever.

by Anonymousreply 2803/14/2019

[quote] Rosie is FURIOUS that this is out, saying she just talked to the author for half an hour. Why would you tell a total stranger in a half-hour interview that your father diddled you?

She didn't, that's why she's upset.

by Anonymousreply 2903/14/2019

R29 is a lesbian

by Anonymousreply 3003/14/2019

LOL R28 is a cray-cray. A professional victim.

by Anonymousreply 31Last Friday at 12:00 AM

I CANT STAND BITTER, VICIOUS ROSIE O' DUMBELL, but I am sorry those things happened to her in childhood. No one deserves that horrible abuse.

by Anonymousreply 32Last Friday at 12:01 AM

R25, Rosie was born a dyke. Wake up and smell the butch.

by Anonymousreply 33Last Friday at 12:03 AM

I meant that she didn't tell him on the record and it wasn't about The View, which is why he said he was interviewing her -- she even says in the quote he used that she doesn't like to talk about it. But he used it as his "exclusive" to Variety to publicize his book, and he hasn't responded at all to people bringing up his use of it without specific permission, so it seems like an attention grab.

Odd that so many of the same comments here "is her father blind? why does she hate all men?" are also on Twitter threads about this. Trolls have no imagination.

by Anonymousreply 34Last Friday at 12:05 AM

R32 , Don't blindly trust her. Mentally ill people like her would throw even their parents under the bus if that means some public sympathy for them.

She is demonizing her father when he is not even alive to defend these accusations. Rosie has done a lot of crazy things but this is just downright evil

by Anonymousreply 35Last Friday at 12:06 AM

R35, this is R32. I took moment and thought about what your post. Yes, you are right and I totally agree with you.

by Anonymousreply 36Last Friday at 12:15 AM

[quote]She is demonizing her father when he is not even alive to defend these accusations. Rosie has done a lot of crazy things but this is just downright evil

The guy writing the book is the one publicizing it, smart guy. She's complaining that it was even mentioned because apparently it wasn't supposed to be. And other than saying she was angry at the guy for using it to gin up publicity for herself, she's said nothing about it.

by Anonymousreply 37Last Friday at 12:17 AM

Anyone else remember when this fat hog had a talk show and pretended to be a light-hearted hetero female,,,,,LOL

by Anonymousreply 38Last Friday at 12:28 AM

That explains everything

by Anonymousreply 39Last Friday at 12:27 AM

I share her anguish.

by Anonymousreply 40Last Friday at 12:30 AM

Is she still friends with Madonna?

by Anonymousreply 41Last Friday at 12:36 AM

If she is, tell her to call me.

by Anonymousreply 42Last Friday at 12:38 AM

Odd that we don't get the "all gays were molested" trolls, but any thread about a lesbian is wall-to-wall "all lesbians were molested by their dads, that explains why they're lesbian."

Weird trolls we have around here.

by Anonymousreply 43Last Friday at 12:45 AM

not surprising. I wonder if she has BPD she's so unstable.

by Anonymousreply 44Last Friday at 1:09 AM

Drunken Irish dad syndrome. Beat their wives, fuck their daughters, take their sons to whorehouses. Rosie had a tough childhood.

by Anonymousreply 45Last Friday at 1:15 AM

Gross all around.

by Anonymousreply 46Last Friday at 1:20 AM

R45, I can totally expect this from Irish men like Lawrence O'Donnell

by Anonymousreply 47Last Friday at 4:43 AM

I AM NOT HER FATHER!!!!

by Anonymousreply 48Last Friday at 5:09 AM

This is why her siblings don’t speak to her. From an inside source...

by Anonymousreply 49Last Friday at 5:11 AM

I think many of the trolls on this thread are straight males who wear maga hats. Rosie's gay because she was born that way, not because she was molested. I believe that she also has a gay brother.

by Anonymousreply 50Last Friday at 5:28 AM

R20 only approves of going after good-looking kids. R20, please go back to the Michael Jackson thread.

by Anonymousreply 51Last Friday at 5:29 AM

R20, No he was probably just into fatties

by Anonymousreply 52Last Friday at 5:45 AM

Ladies Who Punch is a fantastic title.

by Anonymousreply 53Last Friday at 5:50 AM

Who wasn’t molested?

by Anonymousreply 54Last Friday at 5:52 AM

I cannot believe a sighted man, much less her father, would sexually abuse a really rotund Rosie. It beggars all belief.

by Anonymousreply 55Last Friday at 6:01 AM

So is he the cause of her lesbianism?

by Anonymousreply 56Last Friday at 6:36 AM

[quote]Rosie's gay because she was born that way, not because she was molested.

Are you saying that it's impossible for a woman to become a lesbian as a result of being molested?

by Anonymousreply 57Last Friday at 6:43 AM

This is really sad and I feel for her. If this happens you likely have problems for life. Rosie has actually done a lot of good in her life. I think she deserves respect tbh.

by Anonymousreply 58Last Friday at 6:43 AM

R49, do her siblings not speak to her because they don't believe her accusations?

by Anonymousreply 59Last Friday at 7:28 AM

R57, yes. Most women who were molested as children are straight. Because most women are straight in general. Being molested won't change someone from straight to gay or vice versa. It might make someone less likely to want sex as an adult because it will bring up bad memories. Or in a small number of cases, the abuse drives women in the opposite direction and they're very promiscuous. (Perhaps they're trying to "overwrite" the bad memories.) But it's not going to change the sexuality they were born with.

Please tell me you're not the moron in the Michael Jackson threads who keeps insisting that James Safechuck is really gay but his alleged molestation by Michael Jackson turned him straight because he doesn't want to be reminded of the abuse.

by Anonymousreply 60Last Friday at 7:31 AM

R59, I think she stopped communicating with at least one sibling before she even started hinting at the abuse.

She has a horrible temper, and when she's mad, she says some really bitchy things that are hard to forgive later on. And then she blames the other person for holding a grudge against her.

Overall, I think she's a good person with a good heart, but I wouldn't want to work or live with her.

by Anonymousreply 61Last Friday at 7:36 AM

R59, the family is split. It's Rosie and two of her siblings v. the other two. I believe the two she doesn't speak to are the Assemblyman and her other sister.

[quote]Ramin Setoodeh

Ramin! He's the gay asshole who wrote that nasty Newsweek article several years ago about how gay men cannot play straight roles.

by Anonymousreply 62Last Friday at 7:41 AM

Setoodeh is a homophobic asshole who has a history of whining about gay actors.

by Anonymousreply 63Last Friday at 7:58 AM

More from Setoodeh.

I'll bet any of you ten whole dollars that he blames Rosie's lesbianism on being molested, just like the trolls on this thread have been doing.

by Anonymousreply 64Last Friday at 7:59 AM

There’s always a book to sell

by Anonymousreply 65Last Friday at 8:10 AM

Let me get this straight: a total stranger asked to interview her for a book he was writing, and she agreed to a half-hour interview, and in that half-hour she told him--a total stranger to her--that she was molested, and she's mad at HIM for reporting it? That's ridiculous. I have no sympathy for her. If she didn't want it publicized, she should not have told an interviewer, period.

This is classic Rosie. She always wants it both ways.

by Anonymousreply 66Last Friday at 8:28 AM

She’s as batshit as Roseanne.

by Anonymousreply 67Last Friday at 8:36 AM

[quote] She has a horrible temper, and when she's mad, she says some really bitchy things that are hard to forgive later on. And then she blames the other person for holding a grudge against her.

Well, that's a classic pattern for childhood victims of abuse. She behaves unforgivably, and then wants to pretend it never happened, and becomes furious when the people she abused remember it happened. This is what happened to her, so she expects other people deserve the same from her.

She's much too old to still be doing this. She should have fixed this in her 20s.

by Anonymousreply 68Last Friday at 8:37 AM

R6 Are you writing the novel that I want to read? Where is all the goss, spill!

by Anonymousreply 69Last Friday at 8:48 AM

Blech.

by Anonymousreply 70Last Friday at 8:50 AM

It hangs keep going like this then very soon she will convert to Islam just like that Irish lesbian. I forgot her name.

by Anonymousreply 71Last Friday at 9:04 AM

I would never embarrass Marlo like that. Shitty.

by Anonymousreply 72Last Friday at 9:06 AM

He probably brought up one of the many times she alluded to it, R66. She answered in the affirmative and said she didn't like to talk about it.

by Anonymousreply 73Last Friday at 9:38 AM

She has implied that bad things happened. She also said her father drank and was an absentee parent after the mother died, so neighbors and family friends stepped up. That's what I remember from all the stories over the years.

by Anonymousreply 74Last Friday at 9:45 AM

Thoughts and prayers for Dad!

by Anonymousreply 75Last Friday at 9:45 AM

Let’s be perfectly clear on this people! Rosie is a lesbian BECAUSE she was molested. This is how lesbians are made. They are molested by either a woman or a man and then they become Lesbainized.

What lesbianization does is it causes a severe desire in the new lezzie to want to both eat pussy and scissor.

by Anonymousreply 76Last Friday at 11:04 AM

She’s a nasty, angry hog. Nobody cares. Have another dozen donuts bitch. 🍩🍩🍩🍩

by Anonymousreply 77Last Friday at 11:05 AM

Can you please marry me, R76?

by Anonymousreply 78Last Friday at 11:05 AM

Could be making it up. Roseanne Barr falsely accused her dad of molestation, admitting decades later that it was a lie and never really apologizing. The two fat hag Roseannes are more alike than people know, and they're still friends with Rosie expressing interest in helping Roseanne with a comeback on twitter.

by Anonymousreply 79Last Friday at 11:08 AM

[quote]I cannot believe a sighted man, much less her father, would sexually abuse a really rotund Rosie. It beggars all belief.

Read this and get a clue, you creep.

by Anonymousreply 80Last Friday at 11:12 AM

Are you fat, R90?

by Anonymousreply 81Last Friday at 11:14 AM

I mean R80, Are you fat?

by Anonymousreply 82Last Friday at 11:16 AM

Should I be worried about this book?

by Anonymousreply 83Last Friday at 11:30 AM

Are you a MAGAt, r82?

by Anonymousreply 84Last Friday at 11:57 AM

Your reply confirms my suspicion about you. Yes, you are fat

by Anonymousreply 85Last Friday at 12:01 PM

You're as big a creep as the Italian judges who thought a woman couldn't have been raped because she was too masculine. WTF is wrong with you?

by Anonymousreply 86Last Friday at 12:18 PM

r86 does have a point, sometimes elderly women are raped, proving it's more about dominance and violence than sex.

by Anonymousreply 87Last Friday at 12:20 PM

I just don't believe her.

by Anonymousreply 88Last Friday at 12:22 PM

R76 is right on the money: Lesbians were not born that way; they were molested into that sad state of POTATO that we see before us...

by Anonymousreply 89Last Friday at 12:25 PM

Ohh Please R86, That Italian judge was a female

by Anonymousreply 90Last Friday at 12:28 PM

The problem with Rosie is that she's angry, Irish and a dyke.

by Anonymousreply 91Last Friday at 12:43 PM

Here's to the ladies who punch!

by Anonymousreply 92Last Friday at 1:01 PM

R89, do you really believe that lesbians are not born gay, but that they became gay because of molestation? Then, do you also believe that every gay male was molested by a female at a young age?

Both situations are hard to believe. Either you're a troll, a religious freak, or a complete fucking moron.

Jesus christ, something about Rosie brings out the trolls.

by Anonymousreply 93Last Friday at 1:13 PM

You really don’t believe there are such things as heterosexual molestation victims?

by Anonymousreply 94Last Friday at 1:15 PM

R90, the judge's gender is beside the point. Rapists can't afford to be picky; their crimes are often crimes of opportunity: someone who is weak, defenseless, isolated (even temporarily), or won't be believed later.

by Anonymousreply 95Last Friday at 1:19 PM

Both men (straight and gay) and women (straight and gay) have reported being molested as children. It did not change their sexual orientation, though it might have impacted their attitudes towards sex.

by Anonymousreply 96Last Friday at 1:20 PM

Rosie O’Donnell is more credible than Roseanne Barr. R.O. loves drama, though. I’d like to see R.O. replace Whoopi on “The View.”

Siblings can grow up in the same household and experience vastly different childhoods.

IMO, R.O. is gay, a lesbian, born that way.

by Anonymousreply 97Last Friday at 1:28 PM

Some people believe gay men were molested by men as children. Ridiculous. When Billy Porter spoke out about his abuse, two idiots in my office said that’s why he is gay. So these dolts think girls molested by men hate it and avoid men for life and boys molested by men love it and can’t stay away from men. Sigh.

by Anonymousreply 98Last Friday at 2:03 PM

I expected this thread to be funnier, folks. We need to work harder.

by Anonymousreply 99Last Saturday at 12:20 AM

Where's the xanax, bitch!?

by Anonymousreply 100Last Saturday at 7:36 AM

Rosie's right to be pissed at this author if she told him something off the record and he then reported it anyway. Over the years I've interviewed many politicians and celebs and sometimes they feel moved to share something personal/meaningful to them out of the blue. It can be quite surprising But when the subject makes clear this info is off the record one has to respect their wishes. Its Journalism 101.

by Anonymousreply 101Last Saturday at 8:07 AM

I haven't read this whole thread, but did anyone mention that MacKenzie Phillips had this story first?

by Anonymousreply 102Last Saturday at 8:13 AM

[quote]She's much too old to still be doing this. She should have fixed this in her 20s.

Sometimes things can't be fixed.

by Anonymousreply 103Last Saturday at 8:15 AM

[quote]Over the years I've interviewed many politicians and celebs and sometimes they feel moved to share something personal/meaningful to them out of the blue. It can be quite surprising But when the subject makes clear this info is off the record one has to respect their wishes. Its Journalism 101.

Then why would the interviewee share it if they didn't want it to be out there? It's an interview not a therapy session. If someone needs to work through their issues, then pay for a psychiatrist.

by Anonymousreply 104Last Saturday at 8:16 AM

Why would she tell a stranger this during a brief 30 minute interview when she’s been so coy over the years and never said it outright in public.

by Anonymousreply 105Last Saturday at 9:05 AM

She seems mentally ill.

by Anonymousreply 106Last Saturday at 9:08 AM

How funny that a website with mostly pedophiles as posters have criticisms about child molestation.

by Anonymousreply 107Last Saturday at 9:15 AM

It wasn't unusual in some older Catholic households for the daughter to take the place of the mother in the father's eyes if the mother dies.

Wonder if this happened to Madonna as well. Is that the reason for the close bond between her and Rosie?

by Anonymousreply 108Last Saturday at 9:24 AM

Unfortunately there was a similar dynamic in my Irish Catholic grandfather’s home so I’m not going to snark on Rosie, it’s just really strange that she would chose this guy to share it with. Obviously she must have but if she’s always been this forthcoming off the record someone would have spilled her secret.

by Anonymousreply 109Last Saturday at 9:37 AM

For the record, the reporter had interviewed her before for a Variety cover story.

by Anonymousreply 110Last Saturday at 9:40 AM

Whoopi hated Rosie's guts on The View and did/does nothing to hide it. I don't like either of them much personally, but Whoopi would have to leave before Rosie could ever go back, whatever the case.

by Anonymousreply 111Last Saturday at 9:49 AM

Despite all her D R A M A , you know Rosie already has preordered the book and can't wait to read it.

by Anonymousreply 112Last Saturday at 9:51 AM

If molestation made you gay, then Roseanne would be a lesbian, too.

by Anonymousreply 113Last Saturday at 10:49 AM

Except Roseanne wasn't molested, she lied. I'm surprised she ever admitted it, but she did. Of course molestation doesn't make people gay anyway, there's countless hetero victims of moldestation.

by Anonymousreply 114Last Saturday at 10:52 AM

Years ago someone on DL pretended they were Rosie responding to all of her critics, and bragged about all her "mill-YUNS and mill-YUNS!", and acted as if that was the answer to any and all criticisms of her.

That's basically at this point how I think of her. She is so fucked up and has no intentions of getting better even though it's been years since she worked full-time. She just wants to keep returning to the same cycle of marrying and divorcing inappropriate partners, bossing her kids around, and acting abusively to her staff and writers and producers and associates and then getting angry when they bear a grudge against her for her mistreatment of them. I have very little respect for her.

by Anonymousreply 115Last Saturday at 10:53 AM

F&F for r107.

by Anonymousreply 116Last Saturday at 10:57 AM

Rosie reads and posts here so who knows?

I'm a guy so I don't know much about her personal life, however, her politics are spot on and pretty courageous. I'll always support her.

by Anonymousreply 117Last Sunday at 7:31 AM

Well I stayed at a friends place in the Pines one summer and Rosie came out that weekend with some blond and we caught them scissoring in the bathroom.

I was so disgusted but Rosie just went on and on about how she just loves kids.

by Anonymousreply 118Last Tuesday at 2:58 PM

R6, spill the beans and start typing.

by Anonymousreply 119Last Tuesday at 3:01 PM

R118 is this a joke? On the bathroom floor?

She is extremely intelligent but very eccentric.

by Anonymousreply 120Last Tuesday at 3:08 PM

There must be another season is SMILF coming out and she's trying to drum up business. She's gotta earn her keep, they clearly designed her character to be killed off quickly if she becomes a problem.

by Anonymousreply 121Last Tuesday at 3:15 PM

Someone roasted this pig?

by Anonymousreply 122Last Tuesday at 3:38 PM

[quote] Well I stayed at a friends place in the Pines one summer and Rosie came out that weekend with some blond and we caught them scissoring in the bathroom.

That blonde was none other than scandal queen and MTF impersonator Felicity Huffman!

Is there nothing to which she will not stoop.

by Anonymousreply 123Last Tuesday at 3:43 PM
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