Maria Menounos Says She Was Sexually Abused by Doctors

By ABC News

Jun 11, 2012 5:12pm
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Maria Menounos dreads going into the exam room, and she has good reason.

According to Us Weekly, on Howard Stern’s radio show today, the TV host and former “Dancing with the Stars” contestant revealed that she’s been sexually abused by two separate doctors.

Menounos said that the first incident happened years ago when she saw a doctor to have a sore throat check out. Once inside the exam room, Menounos said she was asked to change into a hospital gown, and the doctor began groping her.

“I was really young, so I was uncomfortable,” Menounos said. ”Kevin [Undergaro, her boyfriend of 14 years] was in the waiting room and I literally started screaming … I was just so uncomfortable I didn’t know what to do.”

Though Undergaro wanted her to press charges, Menounos said she decided not to because she didn’t want to make the situation worse. She found herself in a similar position during a gynecological exam. Menounos said her doctor told her he liked her belly-button piercing and then started touching it.

 

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