In a new memoir, Barry Sonnenfeld, the most famous Hollywood director to have worked with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones in the Men in Black franchise, revealed that he had been sexually abused in his childhood by one of his cousins .
Barry Sonnenfeld Call Your Mother presents the director explaining in detail his stories of abuse, including the fact that his adult cousin, Cousin Mike, assaulted him. The man also abused other children in the neighborhood, said Barry. Men In Black Director Barry Sonnenfeld Reveals His Cousin Sexually Abused Him And His Family Did Nothing
In a conversation with Page Six journalists, the 66-year-old director said he spoke with his father in 2014, Sonny, about the incident, but did not get the reaction and explanation he thought was necessary. appropriate. Sonnenfeld says his father handled the sexual incident in private, without telling his wife, but never did anything about it.
Barry said his father knew something had happened, but he wasn’t too worried about it. Sonnenfeld told him that “sexual abuse of children” did not have the same “stigma” as before. Sonnenfeld’s father was 94 years old.
Barry’s father, Sonny, allegedly told him that he did not think that Mike was harassing him, but only “playing with (his) p * nis”. Horrified by his father’s explanation, Barry said that he collapsed later this afternoon from sciatica pain and after going home, he spent the evening crying in bed.
arry was shocked by his family’s response to the ordeal, writing in his book that he thought everyone involved should have been incarcerated, including his cousin, Mike, his mother and father.
In addition, Barry explained an incident one evening when his mother invited him to dinner, including his girlfriend at the time and his two children, with Mike as well. Barry suggested that his mother was a “narcissistic alcoholic” who continually threatened to kill himself.
By the way, she said that cousin Mike would be there.