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Kara DioGuardi's new book details child molestation, date rape

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tbd-karadioguardi042011.jpgAnother week brings another horrible memoir, as Kara DioGuardi reveals in her new book that she was molested as a child and date-raped by a well-known music producer.

The former American Idol judge reveals in her new book A Helluva High Note, which is out April 26, that a family friend's teenage son repeatedly molested her when she was 11: "On one particular day, he took me into the back shed of his house and put his hands all over my breasts and vagina," she writes. "I remember freezing and not knowing what to do."

She also faced an untenable situation around 2000, when a "fairly known producer" date-raped her after a dinner together, E! reports. "[W]ithin a few hours, he was on top of me, pumping, sweating, and speaking to me in Spanish, not a word of which I could understand," the book says. She did tell him to stop, the book says, but didn't fight back because she was afraid the encounter would turn violent. She never told anyone to preserve her career.

There's another part about a three-day songwriting trip with a "hugely successful artist" that turned into a spell of "watching Russian porn, scavenging around the kitchen for food (and) leering at two strippers ... as they performed sex acts in the living room." Kara kept going because she "wasn't gonna let this bastard deter me from doing the job," she writes, but she finally left after this guy chased her around the basement and grabbed her inappropriately.

And finally, she talks about she asked to be let out of her Idol contract when Ellen DeGeneres was leaving, mostly because Kara wanted to get pregnant and the show's hectic schedule was ruining her chances, even with three rounds of in-vitro fertilization.

"Leaving was painful and there will always be a part of me that wanted to stay," she writes. "But my desire to be in control of my destiny was larger than my need to be a household name." The good news is, her new Bravo series Platinum Hit starts on May 30, at least.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 11:17am]

    

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