Dancer and actress Julianne Hough has revealed that she suffered from child abuse.
“I was abused, mentally, physically, everything,” she told Cosmopolitan magazine for their February issue.
Hough, 24, attended the prestigious Italia Conti Academy of Arts in London, and left Utah at the age of 10 to study dance.
While at the school she says that the adults around her took advantage of the fact that she was their without parental supervision.
“I was a tormented little kid who had to put on this sexy facade because that was my job and my life. But my heart was the same, and I was this innocent little girl. I wanted so much love,” she said.
Hough states that the abuse became worse when she hit puberty.
Also at the school with her were future Dancing with the Stars pros Mark Ballas and her brother Derek Hough, who were both also children at the time.
Hough, who’s currently dating Ryan Seacrest, declines though to say who abused her or provide other details.