Demi Moore visited ABC's Good Morning America Monday to discuss her memoir, Inside Out. While there, she spoke out about why she decided to write the memoir, and the trauma that led to her breakdown and hospitalization for addiction and an eating disorder.
Moore told host Diane Sawyer: "I guess the fundamental question that came forward for me was, ‘How did I get here? From where I started to what I've experienced, where I've been, how did I get here?I think the thing if I were to look back, I would say I blinded myself and I lost myself."
She lost herself, she said, due to a traumatic childhood in which she was forced to care for her mentally troubled and drug-addicted mother. In her memoir, she revealed that she was raped at age 15, who then paid her mother $500 in return.
Sawyer asked her if she believes her mother pimped her out.
Moore said: "I think in my deep heart, no. I don't think it was a straightforward transaction, but she still did give him the access and put me in harm's way."
Eventually, she escaped to Hollywood and got a break on General Hospital when she was 19. But she became overwhelmed by the lifestyle in Hollywood, and drank and used drugs to excess.
She committed to sobriety after spirally out of control in 1985, but then slipped again in her 40s. Moore is now sober again. Inside Out drops today (Tuesday).AUDIO: DEMI MOORE ON RAPE