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Jennette McCurdy recalls being subjected to “intense” abuse at the hands of her mother


Jennette mccurdy talks about the abuse she says she suffered from her mother throughout her childhood.

The iCarly alum, who confirmed his retirement from acting in 2017, spoke to People about her one-woman show, I’m glad my mother is dead, who, as she explained, explores the ‘intense’ physical and emotional abuse she suffered from her mother, Debbie mccurdy, died of cancer in 2013.

“It’s empowering,” the 29-year-old actress told the outlet of the black comedy. “But even though it may sound black and white, there is a wholeness in my story. Life can be dark and messy. No one has a perfect life.” The former actress, who has since changed careers to venture into writing and directing, made her debut on her one-woman show in Los Angeles in February 2020.

“My earliest childhood memories were of heaviness and chaos,” said McCurdy, who is also expected to share his story in an upcoming memoir. People. “My mother’s emotions were so erratic it was like walking a tightrope every day. The mood swings were daily.” McCurdy’s father did not respond to Peoplerequest for comments.