Metz recalls abuse details
24 March, 2018, 12:00 am
Chrissy Metz has detailed the emotional and physical abuse she suffered at the hands of her stepfather.
The This Is Us actress — who was eight years old when her father walked out on their family — admitted her mother, Denise, never saw how she was treated by the man named Trigger, but recalled how his taunts drove her to “sneak food” and binge through the night.
In an extract from her memoir, This Is Me, obtained by People magazine, she wrote: “My mother was always at work, so she didn’t see how he treated me.
“My body seemed to offend him, but he couldn’t help but stare, especially when I was eating. He joked about putting a lock on the refrigerator. We had lived with a lack of food for so long that when it was there, I felt like I had to eat it before it disappeared. Food was my only happiness.”