Sen. Scott Brown says that his broken family made him the "perfect victim" for sexual abuse.
“In retrospect, sure, I would have loved to have told somebody, but who do you tell?” the Massachusetts Republican said today on CNN’s American Morning.
“That's the whole thing that the perpetrator has over somebody like me, is that you're scared to death. You're embarrassed. You don't know where to go or what to do,” he said. “You never know when the right time is to bring it forward.”
His difficult experiences growing up, he added, inspire him to work on improving his own family today.
“I guess I'm making up for that lost time. I don't miss games, I try to check in with the kids every day,” he said.
Brown said his new book, Against All Odds, has given his family a chance to talk through some of the challenges he faced growing up.
“We've been able to talk about not only those situations, but many, many more. I would encourage other families to do just that because it's a good feeling,” he said.