Matthew McConaughey is truly an open book in his brand new memoir, “Greenlights,” which was released this week.
He admits right off the bat that the release “is not a traditional memoir”. McConaughey said he has “no interest in nostalgia” or “sentimentality,” he had no problem opening up about both the good and the bad while sharing “adventures that have been significant, enlightening, and funny” in his life.
Right at the beginning of the memoir, the 50-year-old actor reveals a few startling facts about himself “to help set the table,” including claims about blackmail and molestation.
“I was blackmailed into having sex for the first time when I was fifteen,” he wrote as part of the list. “I was certain I was going to hell for the premarital sex. Today, I am merely certain that I hope that’s not the case.”
He also said he was “molested by a man when I was eighteen while unconscious in the back of a van.”
He didn’t disclose more on either topic, but later said he’s “never felt like a victim” and added that he has “a lot of proof that the world is conspiring to make me happy.” McConaughey also wrote that he believes in “mankind’s benevolence” and himself has “learned how to love, laugh, forgive, forget, play and pray.”
McConaughey also admitted that he “bongoed naked until the cops arrested me” and “resisted arrest,” referencing a 1999 incident he went onto explain later in the book.
He said he considered making a run for it by trying to “run up the walls … and do a somersault backflip” over the police, he said he was instead “bodyslammed” to the ground and taken to jail.
McConaughey says he got a call from the judge, who told the actor he didn’t “understand or agree with how this situation escalated.” The judge threw out the disturbing the peace and possession misdemeanors, while his lawyer argued and got the resisting arrest charge dismissed.
After all was said and done, McConaughey only had to pay $50 for a noise ordinance violation.