Episode 27: Maryalice Ashbrook: From Hollywood Kids to Hollywood Hell

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Maryalice Ashbrook was born into a family that seemingly had it all. Her grandfather was president of a huge company that listed a movie studio among its subsidiaries. Her mother counted Joan Crawford and Jane Russell among her friends. So how did Maryalice end up being sexually abused by a foster carer? Her mother’s pill addiction and divorce from her father led her to give up Maryalice’s brothers up to foster care. Meanwhile her mother’s continuing struggle with pills meant Maryalice spent time at MacLaren Hall Children’s Center before being placed with a foster family. Despite these setbacks and others Maryalice kept her positive attitude and keeps reaching for what she needs from life. Check out the podcast and hear her story about how she has overcome adversity in many forms to find happiness and fulfilment. Don’t forget to have a look through our various Against Abuse clothing products that are available for purchase here. Host and producer: Karla Stephens-Tolstoy Reporter and co-producer: Kris Mulliah Editor: Cesar Del Castillo This episode contains music used under the CreativeCommons license: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kadhja_Bonet/Live_at_WFMU_for_Sophisticated_Boom_Boom_with_Sheila_B_10212016/Kadhja_Bonet_2_Tears_for_Lamont http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kadhja_Bonet/Live_at_WFMU_for_Sophisticated_Boom_Boom_with_Sheila_B_10212016/Kadhja_Bonet_3_Fair_Weather_Friend http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kadhja_Bonet/Live_at_WFMU_for_Sophisticated_Boom_Boom_with_Sheila_B_10212016/Kadhja_Bonet_5_Miss_You

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