gabriel byrne 'In Treatment' Gabriel Byrne molested at age 11 by a Catholic priest

Irish actor Gabriel Byrne was molested as a child by a priest. 
The “In Treatment” star revealed to an Irish television show, “The Meaning of Life,” that he was molested when he was only 11 and studying to become a priest at a seminary school.
“Unfortunately, I experienced some sexual abuse,” he said. “It was a known and admitted fact of life amongst us that there was this particular man, and you didn’t want to be left in the dressing room with him.”

“There were certain boundaries, sexual boundaries, that were crossed…
I didn’t feel that I suffered at the time.. It took many years to come
to terms with it and to forgive those incidents that I felt had deeply
hurt me.”

]]>“Again, I didn’t think it severely impacted me at the time. But I suppose when I think about my later life, and how I had difficulties with certain issues, there is the real possibility they could have been attributable to that.”

He also describes his long struggles with depression and alcoholism. To watch the entire interview, click here
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