Chrissy Metz Opens Up About Her Abusive Stepfather And His Cruel Weigh-Ins

“My body seemed to offend him.”

In a new issue of People magazine, Chrissy Metz shared heartbreaking passages from her upcoming memoir, This Is Me, about growing up with a physically and mentally abusive stepfather.

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Chrissy was only eight years old when her father left, leaving her mom to raise Chrissy and her siblings on her own. Denise eventually met and married Chrissy’s stepfather, a man named Trigger. It didn’t take long for the mistreatment to begin.

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“My body seemed to offend him, but he couldn’t help but stare, especially when I was eating. He joked about putting a lock on the refrigerator.”

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“We had lived with a lack of food for so long that when it was there, I felt like I had to eat it before it disappeared. Food was my only happiness.”

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“I don’t remember why Trigger hit me the first time. He never punched my face. Just my body, the thing that offended him so much.”

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“He shoved me, slapped me, punched my arm. He would hit me if he thought I looked at him wrong. I remember being on the kitchen floor begging to know what I did.”

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“He’d get the scale from the bathroom and clang it hard on the kitchen floor. ‘Well, get on the damn thing!’ Trigger would yell. ‘This is what you need to know.’”

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“We have a relationship now,” says Metz. “I do love him and I do care about him.”

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