According to The New York Times, the Oscar winner reveals in her autobiography, In Pieces, the abuse she suffered from her stepfather and the secret abortion she had in Mexico at the age of 17.
In 1952, his mother Margaret Field remarried actor Jock Mahoney. “It would have been much easier if I had felt only one thing, if Jocko had been nothing but cruel and frightening, but it was not,” Field wrote in his Mahoney memoir, according to the Times.
According to the newspaper report, Mahoney asked the actress to go to his room and there he propagated. Although it is not clear when the abuse began, according to the newspaper, Field said he stopped when he was 14 and that his mother and Mahoney divorced in 1968.