Justin Bieber's mum Pattie Mallette speaks out about her child sex abuse ordeal in new book
Justin Bieber's mother Pattie Mallette has opened up about the horrific sex abuse she experienced as a child in new book Nowhere But Up: The Story Of Justin Bieber's Mom.
Pattie describes how she was attacked by a number of people from the age of 3 and struggled to deal with the stress of the horrific
'I just did what I was told. Just like a good little girl,' writes Pattie, 36.
'There were so many different abusers - young and old, male and female, familiar faces and those I barely knew.
'I was helpless. I thought, "Again? Why me?"'
Courageous Pattie turned into a wild teenager and tried to commit suicide at 17, but then had her adored son and become a devout Christian.
Justin's close relationship with his mother is well-documented and he appreciates her more since his stardom has meant the pair spend more time apart.
'Before I was around her all the time, I'd look forward to her leaving,' the teen star told ITV's Daybreak.
'Now it's like, "When's Mom getting back?"'