Washington: Teri Hatcher has recently expressed that she blamed herself for sexual abuse she faced as child, at a United Nations event commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
According to Yahoo News, the 49-year-old actress said that she believed it was her fault that it was happening to her, so she remained silent and didn't tell anyone, E! Online reported.
However, she later on started to act out and told her mother who decided to keep her away from her uncle but nobody in the family really talked about it entirely, she further added.
Hatcher, who was molested by her uncle at the young age of 7, recalled that because she was so young, she didn't fully understand the situation.
The 'Desperate Housewives' star came forward in a 2006 Vanity Fair feature story and spoke about the abused she endured at the hands of Richard Hayes Stone , which stopped when she was 8.
Hatcher also remembered that she used to feel special as she was told every time how fabulous she was but at the same time she also knew that it was wrong.