Caitlyn Jenner: Kardashian Tell-All Will Reveal Alleged Childhood Abuse

Caitlyn Jenner has spoken of the inner childhood torment that came from struggling with her sexual identity, but a new Kardashian family tell-all book will reveal abuse Caitlyn was subjected as a child as well. According to Radar Online, Ian Halperin is writing a book about the Kardashian family, titled Kardasian Dynasty. Among the things that will be revealed in the tell-all is physical abuse that was inflicted on Caitlyn Jenner as a child.

A friend of Caitlyn is cited as the source for information regarding the abuse.

Halperin states that this friend told him, “Bruce told me that he was abused as a child, but he never told me who was the abuse. I know it haunted him.”

Although 66-year-old Jenner has never spoken about the abuse she suffered in her youth, she did reference an experience in her 1996 memoir, Finding the Champion Within, that may provide a clue about the abuse discussed in Halperin’s book. In her memoir, Caitlyn states that a family member “strapped me in a harness tied with a clothesline to a stake planted in the middle of the yard.” Radar Online contacted Jenner’s reps for comment, but their messages were not returned.

Jenner’s transgender experience is expected to be explored in some depth in the Kardashian tell-all. Page Six reported yesterday that the book will also reveal that former wife Kris Jenner spent years trying to convince Bruce to pray away his desires. The author reportedly spoke to an NCAA coach who knew Bruce for years before his transition to Caitlyn.

The coach is reported to have told Halperin that Kris “had influenced him to suppress his desire to be a woman for all those years. ‘She told him he should pray,’ [and] ‘that church could help heal him.”

Halperin’s book is also expected to include allegations that the timing of Caitlyn’s public revelation about her sex change was coordinated in order for her to avoid manslaughter charges related to an auto accident. In February 2015, Jenner (still Bruce at the time) was allegedly driving at an unsafe speed and had an accident that resulted in the death of 69-year-old Kim Howe. In a move that Halperin says a “longtime friend of Jenner’s” called intentionally “misdirecting the serious offense by promoting his transition,” Jenner went public with his change of gender in late April of the same year.

Halperin also says that the Vanity Fair interview in which Caitlyn revealed her new identity was published in early June 2015 had been “in the works” for about three months. This means they had been working on the interview since early March, shortly after Jenner’s auto accident.

The author quotes one of Caitlyn’s friends as saying, “Before Bruce got into the accident, he gave the world hints about his true sexuality… After the accident, he went full steam ahead. I truly believe he was trying to misdirect the negative publicity he received after the car crash….it was clear he was worried about being charged.”

Caitlyn Jenner was born as Bruce Jenner in 1949. Bruce won the 1976 Olympic decathlon in Montreal. As a result of that win, he was awarded the James E. Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in the United States and was named the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year. Caitlyn has six children by three ex-wives: Chrystie Crownover, Linda Thompson, and Kris Jenner. Before transitioning, Caitlyn appeared as Bruce Jenner on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Caitlyn publicly revealed her transgender status in April 2015. She publicly announced her name change in a June 2015 Vanity Fair interview. Caitlyn’s new gender and name became official in September 2015. She now stars in her own reality television series, I Am Cait. The series focuses on Caitlyn’s gender transition.

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