Extra host Maria Menounos is known to be an especially happy-go-lucky girl, but after appearing on The Howard Stern Show on Monday, the normally bubbly star revealed that life hasn’t always been so lighthearted. During the interview, Menounos admitted to Stern that she’s been sexually abused by multiple doctors during physical examinations.
She went on to recall one incident where a doctor had asked her to change into a hospital gown and proceeded to touch her genital region when she was supposed to be treated for a throat issue. “I was really young, so I was so uncomfortable,” Menounos says, “[My boyfriend] Kevin [Undergaro] was in the waiting room and I literally started screaming…I was just so uncomfortable I didn’t know what to do.”
And this apparently wasn’t the only time the former Dancing With the Stars contestant has been inappropriate touched. She went on to talk about how a male gynecologist touched her belly button after commenting on how “hot” it was. Understandably, says she now brings Undergaro into examination rooms with her. Menounos also mentioned that she declined to press charges.
Hollywood.com has reached out for comment to Menounos’ rep.