In her honest new memoir, In Pieces, the Steel Magnolias star revealed that she was repeatedly molested by her stepfather, Jocko, also known as late film stuntman, Jock Mahoney.
Growing up, Field said Jocko would bark orders at her, even outside in public. One day while the two were performing yard work, Jocko "casually suggested" she take off her shirt.
Field recalled the many times Jocko asked her to walk on his naked back – until one day he flipped around and made her walk so "the man of him" ended up between "my little-girl feet," she wrote.
The book, out on September 18, also featured details from Field's more traumatizing memories. She recalled Jocko placing his private part in between her legs after he stepped out of a shower.
She recalled her stepfather appearing "wet and erect" before approaching and kissing her.
"He sets his penis, as muscular as the rest of him, between my legs and pulls my littleness toward him…and it," Field revealed.
Though unwanted and terrifying experiences, Field said she believed he never "invaded" her because he loved her "enough." At the age of 14, the abuse stopped, she said.
Also in the memoir, Field revealed she got a secret abortion in Tijuana at the age of 17. She wrote about receiving an injection that left her vision blurry and her tongue swollen.
She added that a mask was administered over her face and she was instructed to swallow a "white pill."
Field reflected on writing about her personal life in a recent interview with The New York Times.
"It was never a matter of making myself write," she told the outlet about the process. "It was a matter of being terribly irritated when anything else got in the way."
Reynolds passed away on September 6 from cardiac arrest. In his final years, he described Field as the love of his life.
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