Charlize Theron has been through a lot in her life.
At just 15 years old, she witnessed her mother kill her abusive father in an act of self defense. Theron admits that she has been doing her best not to thing about it ever since.
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During an interview with Howard Stern, Theron reveals she just pretended it did not happen.
“I didn’t tell anybody. I didn’t want to tell anybody. Whenever anybody asked me, I said my dad died in a car accident. Who wants to tell that story? Nobody wants to tell that story.”
The incident occurred when Theron’s father was threatening the family with a gun in their home in South Africa. Her mother shot him first, four times. She was never prosecuted for the shooting, as it was deemed an act of self defense.
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