“Teen Mom OG” star was molested “multiple times” by 2 boys


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The “Teen Mom OG” star has spoken publicly about the abuse for the first time.

“Teen Mom OG” star Mackenzie Douthit McKee opened up about the sexual abuse she survived as a child in her new memoir, “Straightening My Crown: Overcoming My Royal Mistakes.”

According to The Sun, Mckee wrote that she was assaulted “several times” by two boys when she was younger. The Oklahoma native wrote that she yearns to be accepted by her peers, and this type of desire led her to become a victim of sexual abuse as a child.

McKee, 26, said she was “short and skinny,” which made it easy for older children to “enjoy.” Since she was “desperate to have friends and be loved,” they could “manipulate her,” her memoir said, according to The Sun.

The “Teen Mom OG” star recalled being 4 years old and playing with boys 8 years or older at daycare as her mother, Angie Douthit, ran away from them.

She said the abuse started as a game where they pretended to be dogs, writes The Sun:

We used to play together a lot, and one day he told me we were going to play a new game where we pretend to be dogs. I loved games and dogs, so naturally I was excited.

We started to imagine that we were puppies, and he told me that I would have a special role to play. I was going to be the dog mom, and he would be the dog daddy. “Mom the dogs,” he explained, “wasn’t wearing any pants,” and he pulled me into the closet and closed the door where no one could find us.

I was the dog mom, and I had to do “puppy things” like all dog moms do. The boy did inappropriate things, and it happened several times. I was confused, but I played the game because I desperately wanted to be loved.

McKee experienced another case of sexual abuse with a boy who was a teenager who “struggled” with her.

The current season of “Teen Mom OG” has focused on McKee’s relationship with her husband Josh, running his fitness business in Florida and dealing with behavioral issues with her youngest son, Broncs, 4. The McKees have two other children, Jaxie, 7, and Gannon, 10.

It was not clear if McKee had discussed the assault on “Teen Mom OG”. His description for the new season doesn’t hint at abuse.

It reads:

After struggling with a long-distance relationship during a difficult time in their marriage, Mackenzie and Josh’s relationship is now growing stronger by the day with Josh living permanently in Florida. Mackenzie’s fitness business is booming, but her busy life can negatively impact her children, who struggle with behavioral and educational issues in school.


McKee didn’t know she was a survivor of sexual abuse until she was in fifth grade

It wasn’t until McKee first watched porn in fifth grade that she realized that puppy play and wrestling were forms of sexual abuse, she wrote in her memoir, cited by The Sun.

“As the movie progressed, I started having flashbacks of the puppy play and wrestling,” the “Teen Mom OG” star wrote. “I felt a sense of extreme discomfort come over me when I realized that what we were watching was a lot like the puppy play and wrestling that the older boys had convinced me to do when I was. younger.”

McKee wrote that she felt like she had been “broke” and was afraid to tell her parents about the assault. The “Teen Mom OG” star wanted to tell her story so that she could help others who might have gone through something similar.

“I couldn’t tell my parents what had happened,” she wrote, according to the outlet. “I couldn’t tell anyone. In fact, this is the very first time that I have shared these stories publicly. I kept this on for so long, but felt it was time to share.


McKee is “nervous” and “excited” for fans to read her memoir

While there is a lot of excitement surrounding McKee’s first memoir, she is also anxious for it to be published.

“Look at what just arrived in the mail today… I’m so excited! There are 5 days until it’s on bookstore shelves, but you can still preorder it now on Amazon (or other booksellers) and start reading it this Tuesday, ”she wrote via Instagram on October 14, 2021.

“Just search for ‘Mackenzie McKee’ and that will be the first result,” she continued. “I’m really excited to share all of my stories that weren’t on the show, and honestly a little nervous too.”

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