After telling her mother of her sexual abuse at the hands of her mother’s then-husband, daytime talk show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres tries to forgive her mother for ignoring her pleas for help, according to Today. Ellen DeGeneres continues to share her story of abuse at the hand of her stepfather and how her mother remained married to him while failing to believe her claims.
Now, Ellen’s mother has broken her silence and has come forward with her stories of regret. “If someone tells you that they are being abused, please believe them,” stated 89-year-old Betty DeGeneres. Ellen’s mother also claims to feel great regret that she will be forced to live with. Ellen originally revealed the details of her sexual abuse and how it affected her and her relationship with her mother during an interview with David Letterman on Netflix.