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Anne Heche’s father raped her as a kid, died of AIDS

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Anne Heche, a troubled actress, has had a life full of pain and heartache, even before her fiery car crash in California on Friday.

The star was involved in multiple car crashes, leaving her severely burned and intubated in a Los Angeles hospital.

Heche’s family struggled financially, moving constantly throughout her childhood.

Her father, Donald, was diagnosed with AIDS in 1983 and died at the age of 45.

Her brother, Nathan, died in a car crash at the age of 18, three months after their father passed away.

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In her 2001 memoir, “Call Me Crazy,” Heche disclosed that her father sexually molested her as a child and gave her genital herpes.

Heche claimed that her father never admitted to being gay, although they later discovered that he had been living a secret homosexual life.

Heche also had romantic affairs with much older men during her 20s, such as comedian Steve Martin and Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsay Buckingham.

She developed an alter-ego named Celestia to cope with her alleged abuse.

Her sister, Susan Bergman, published a memoir about their childhood in 1994 titled “Anonymity.”

Bergman died in 2006 at the age of 48 following a battle with brain cancer.

In her book, Bergman spoke about her father’s clandestine life and how the family found out he was a homosexual the same year he died.

Bergman was a well-known writer who lectured at New York University, Northwestern University and the University of Notre Dame.

Heche has long claimed that she was blacklisted in the early 2000s in the fallout from her public lesbian romance with Ellen DeGeneres.

Her religious mother did not speak to her after the actress came out.

In a 1998 interview, Heche told the Tampa Bay Times that her mother believed that her lesbian relationship was a “sin.”

While Nancy Heche told the Christian Broadcasting Network that she felt her daughter’s relationship with Ellen DeGeneres was “Like a betrayal of an unspoken vow: We will never have anything to do with homosexuals.”

During an interview with AL.com in 2009, Nancy said: “I’m sorry I didn’t know how to deal with it well. God was giving me an opportunity.

“We had good moments of trying to connect. All of us were learning how to handle it.

“We loved each other; how do you live out that when you disagree?”

In a separate interview, Nancy told AL.com in 2009 that she felt as though she didn’t handle her daughter coming out in 1997 well.

She said that she was an advocate for showing love and respect to the gay community, but was also speaking at multiple homophobic conferences across the country that same year.

Heche admitted in a 2011 interview with the Daily Telegraph that she had recently begun to rebuild her relationship with her sister following a 20-year feud.

In that interview, Heche said that she was still estranged from her mother.

In 2015, Nancy Heche conceded: “[Anne has] stopped talking to me. She made the decision to cut off communication.”

Heche’s sister, Susan Bergman, spoke about her father’s struggles with finances and how he was constantly chasing major business deals that often left the family destitute.

Bergman said that her father was detached from reality and constantly living a double life.

Heche’s mother, Nancy, said that she is going to hell for being a lesbian.

In response to Heche’s autobiography, Nancy said: “I am trying to find a place for myself in this writing, a place where I as Anne’s mother do not feel violated or scandalized.”

Heche’s life has been marred by tragedy and adversity. From a young age, she faced constant turmoil in her family.

Her sister Cynthia died of a heart defect when she was just two months old, and her family was constantly on the move as her father struggled to make ends meet.

Born in Ohio, Heche and her family lived in New Jersey, Ohio, and Chicago during her adolescence.

In 1983, Heche’s father, Donald, became one of the first people in the United States to be diagnosed with AIDS.

His family was shocked to learn that he had been living a secret homosexual life. He died from the disease at the age of 45.

That same year, Heche’s brother Nathan died in a car accident at the age of 18. Heche has said that she believes he committed suicide.

In her 2001 memoir, “Call Me Crazy,” Heche disclosed that her father had sexually molested her when she was a child and had given her genital herpes.

“He raped me… he fondled me, he put me on all fours and had sex with me,” she wrote in her book.

She also feared that he had transmitted the disease to her.

“I think my father was a sexual addict. I think he saw everybody as a sexual being. But I think at that time he was living a very flamboyant homosexual lifestyle,” she told Larry King in a 2001 interview.

Her sister Susan Bergman also published a memoir about their childhood in 1994 titled “Anonymity.”

Bergman died in 2006 at the age of 48 following a battle with brain cancer.

In her book, Bergman spoke about her father’s clandestine life, saying the family found out he was a homosexual the same year he died.

Bergman also said he was a talented musician but was “detached from reality,” according to the Chicago Tribune.

Heche’s life has been marked by other struggles as well. In 1997, she came out as a lesbian and began a relationship with comedian Ellen DeGeneres.

Heche has claimed that she was blacklisted in Hollywood in the early 2000s as a result of her public relationship with DeGeneres.

In a 2000 interview with The Guardian, she said that the Hollywood community, friends, and family backed away from her.

Heche’s mother, Nancy, did not approve of her daughter’s relationship with DeGeneres.

In a 1998 interview with the Tampa Bay Times, Heche said that her mother believed that her lesbian relationship was a “sin.”

Nancy Heche told the Christian Broadcasting Network that she felt her daughter’s relationship with DeGeneres was “like a betrayal of an unspoken vow: We will never have anything to do with homosexuals.”

Heche has also struggled with her mental health. In 2000, she was arrested in Fresno, California, for wandering onto private property in her underwear and talking to children about taking them to heaven in a spaceship.

She later described the incident as a “psychotic break.”

In a 2011 interview with the Daily Telegraph, Heche said, “I think my mother still believes I’m insane.”

Despite the tragedies and struggles in her life, Heche has continued to act and has taken on roles that reflect her personal experiences.

In 2004, she played an abusive alcoholic mother in the TV movie “Gracie’s Choice,” and in 2020, she starred in the psychological thriller “The Vanished,” drawing on her own experiences of loss and mourning to inform her performance.

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