Caitlyn Jenner was haunted by the trauma of hiding her secret gender identity issues growing up but the former Olympic gold-medalist may have also been covering up a painful past.
According to journalist Ian Halperin‘s upcoming Kardashian tell-all book, Kardashian Dynasty, the 66-year-old transgender, formerly known as Bruce, was a victim of abuse in her childhood.
“Bruce told me that he was abused as a child, but he never told me who was the abuser,” a friend allegedly told Halperin. “I know it haunted him.”
The I Am Cait star claimed in her 1996 memoir, Finding the Champion Within, that family members “strapped me in a harness tied with a clothesline to a stake planted in the middle of the yard.”
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