Dax Shepard reveals that he was molested as a child, blames experience for drug, alcohol addiction

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Dax Shepard Says He Was Molested as a Child: 'It Took Me 12 Years to Tell Anyone'

Dax Shepard revealed for the first time on Monday that he was molested as a child.

In an interview on Sirius XM's "The Jason Ellis Show," the "Parenthood" star revealed that he was assaulted by an 18-year-old neighbor when he was seven.

"All that time, I was like, a) 'It's my fault,' as generic as that is, I'm like, 'it's my fault," Shepard said. "And I'm gay, I must have manifested this because I'm secretly gay.' I had all these insane thoughts for 11 years or 12 years."

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 01: Actors Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere of 'The Judge' at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on October 1, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 01: Actors Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere of 'The Judge' at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on October 1, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell arrives at the 'This Is Where I Leave You' - Los Angeles Premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre on September 15, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Actor Dax Shepard and actress Kristen Bell arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere 'This Is Where I Leave You' at TCL Chinese Theatre on September 15, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Actor Dax Shepard (L) and wife actress Kristen Bell attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'This Is Where I Leave You' at the TCL Chinese Theatre on September 15, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Actor Dax Shepard and actress Kristen Bell attend the Los Angeles premiere of 'This Is Where I Leave You,' at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, September 15, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 04: Actors Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell, Vincent D'Onofrio and Carin van der Donk attend 'The Judge' premiere held at at Roy Thomson Hall on September 4, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 04: Actors Dax Shepard (L) and Kristen Bell attend 'The Judge' premiere during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 4, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actor Dax Shepard, left, and actress Kristen Bell attend the Bloomberg Vanity Fair White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner afterparty in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The WHCA, celebrating its 100th anniversary, raises money for scholarships and honors the recipients of the organization's journalism awards. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell attend the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 03: (L-R) Ronan Farrow, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard attend the Bloomberg & Vanity Fair cocktail reception following the 2014 WHCA Dinner at Villa Firenze on May 3, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/VF14/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 03: Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell attend the 100th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on May 3, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 05: Actor Dax Shepard (L) and actress Kristen Bell attend the 2nd Light Up The Blues Concert - An Evening Of Music To Benefit Autism Speaks at The Theatre At Ace Hotel on April 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for LUTB)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 05: (L-R) Matt Asner, Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard and Liz Feld attends the 2nd Light Up The Blues concert an evening of music to benefit Autism Speaks at The Theatre At Ace Hotel on April 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actors Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell arrive at the 86th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actors/husband & wife Dax Shepard (L) and Kristen Bell attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actors Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell attend the Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/VF14/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actors Dax Shepard (L) and Kristen Bell attend the Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - MARCH 01: Actor Dax Shepard and actress Kristen Bell attend the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards on March 1, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - MARCH 01: Actress Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard attend the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica Beach on March 1, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - MARCH 01: Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell attend the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica Beach on March 1, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Actors Dax Shepard (L) and Kristen Bell attend a benefit for Gorilla Doctors of Africa hosted by Kristen Bell at Ace Gallery on November 4, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Gorilla Doctors)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell attend the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Dax Shepard (L) and Kristen Bell attend a hockey game between the Detroit Red Wings and Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on February 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actors Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell arrive at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: 70th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: (L-R) Actors Bradley Cooper, Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell arrive to the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013. (Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: 70th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: (L-R) Actors Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell and Bradley Cooper arrive to the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013. (Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - AUGUST 19: Actors Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell arrive at the 2012 Do Something Awards at Barker Hangar on August 19, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - AUGUST 19: Actors Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell attends DoSomething.org and VH1's 2012 Do Something Awards at Barker Hangar on August 19, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 14: Actors Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell and Jason Bateman attend the after party for the premiere of Open Road Films' 'Hit and Run' on August 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 14: Actor Dax Shepard, producer Andrew Panay, Open Road Films CEO Tom Ortenberg and actress Kristen Bell arrive to the premiere of Open Road Films' 'Hit and Run' on August 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 14: Actors Bradley Cooper, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard arrive to the premiere of Open Road Films' 'Hit and Run' on August 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 14: Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell arrives at the 'Hit & Run' Los Angeles Premiere on August 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 26: (L-R) Brian Brooks, Kristen Bell, and Dax Shepard attend Apple Store Soho Presents: Meet The Actors: Dax Shepard And Kristen Bell, 'Hit And Run'at Apple Store Soho on July 26, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 27: Actors Dax Shepard (L) and Kristen Bell participate in a Q&A at GenArt Screening Series Presents 'Hit & Run' Powered By Vikingfjord Vodka at Downtown Independent Theatre on June 27, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 27: (L-R) Actors Joy Bryant, Kristen Bell, and Dax Shepard arrive at GenArt Screening Series presentation of 'Hit & Run' powered by Vikingfjord Vodka at Downtown Independent Theatre on June 27, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage)
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Shepard also connected the experience to his previous struggles with addiction, which he's spoken openly about in the past.

"If you've been molested, you only have a 20 percent chance of not being an addict," he said. "And I was like, 'Hmm, interesting,' because in my mind I just like to have a f–ing great time," he said. "But when you hear a statistic like that, I'm like, 'Oh no, I was going to be an addict, period.'"

Shepard, now 41, is married to actress Kristen Bell and the couple have two daughters. He has been sober since 2004.

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