In her upcoming memoir, This Is Me, the actress describes how she was forced to weigh herself in front of him as he criticized her body.

By Renee Cherry
Updated: March 21, 2018
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Chrissy Metz has opened up about her struggles before, revealing that she entered a deep depression after a decade of being rejected in Hollywood. Now she's sharing that she also faced hardship growing up. In her new memoir, This Is Me, Metz wrote about being abused as a child by her stepfather who she refers to as "Trigger," reports People.

In the book, Metz reveals that Trigger would force her to weigh herself in front of him and criticize her weight, so she began to hide her eating. On top of the devastating body-shaming and mental abuse, he also physically harmed her. "I don't remember why Trigger hit me the first time," Metz writes, according to the mag. "He never punched my face. Just my body, the thing that offended him so much. He shoved me, slapped me, punched my arm. He would hit me if he thought I looked at him wrong. I remember being on the kitchen floor after he knocked me over, and I was begging to know what I did. He just shoved me hard with his foot." (Related: How Ironman Triathlons Helped This Domestic Abuse Survivor with Her Depression)

It's plain awful what Metz experienced during her teens, but she believes she's a better person for having gone through it. (And she's prepared to clap back at body-shaming trolls.) "We all go through stuff," Metz said. "But I truly believe that everything that happened to me, happened for me. [I've learned] some beautiful lessons."

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