ChildLine founder Esther Rantzen reveals "disgusting" attack at 15

ChildLine founder Esther Rantzen reveals "disgusting" attack at 15

I was abused as a child: ChildLine founder Esther Rantzen reveals “disgusting” attack at 15

1:47 AM on 30th August 2011

Family secret: Esther Rantzen has used a newspaper interview to reveal that she was abused by a male relative at the age of 15

Family secret: Esther Rantzen has used a newspaper interview to reveal that she was abused by a male relative at the age of 15

Contrast: Esther

Contrast: Esther”s descriptions of the abuse appear to be at odds with previous accounts of her upbringing by her mother, which suggested she had a happy childhood

Smile: Esther beams as a youngster, but has hidden the dark secret of her abuse for the past 56 years

Smile: Esther beams as a youngster, but has hidden the dark secret of her abuse for the past 56 years