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Chrissy Metz Is All Smiles During Book Promo After Abusive Stepdad Scandal

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Mar. 27 2018, Updated 2:50 p.m. ET

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Chrissy Metz was spotted leaving the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts this Monday. She was all smiles while promoting her memoir, This Is Me: Loving The Person You Are Today, in which she accused her stepfather of physically and emotionally abusing her as a child. Click through RadarOnline.com's gallery to see the photos and learn more.

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This Is Us star Chrissy Metz, 37, looked happy as ever while promoting her explosive new book in Philadelphia this Monday. The actress wore a glamorous red and black outfit as she visited the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

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Metz's latest appearance came after Radar discovered shocking new secrets from her stepfather's shady past.

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While Metz claimed Crayton Hodge Jr. physically and emotionally abused her as a child, legal documents shed light on his criminal past.

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Court papers obtained from Alachua County Court in Gainsville, state that Hodge, 70, was arrested and charged with one count of soliciting for prostitution on July 27, 1988.

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Metz explained how Hodge, who she refers to as "Trigger" in her memoir, "loved" his two biological children and her half-sister Morgana, but her "not so much."

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"My body seemed to offend him, but he couldn't help but stare, especially when I was eating," wrote the NBC star. "He joked about putting a lock on the refrigerator. We had lived with a lack of food for so long that when it was there, I felt like I had to eat it before it disappeared. Food was my only happiness."

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