Rosie O'Donnell says father molested her

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08:  Actress Rosie O'Donnell speaks during the Showtime Emmy FYC Screening Of SMILF at The Whitney Museum on May 8, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Showtime)

(CNN)Rosie O'Donnell has gone public with allegations her father sexually abused her.

The actress told Variety, "It started very young."
"And then when my mother died, it sort of ended in a weird way, because then he was with these five children to take care of," she said. "On the whole, it's not something I like to talk about."
O'Donnell was 10 when her mother, Roseann, died from breast cancer.