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Meredith Vieira Reveals Past Domestic Abuse

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Meredith Vieira recently opened up on her talk show about the domestic violence she suffered. When she was younger, Vieira lived with a man who became increasingly abusive during their relationship.

In the Sept. 17 episode of The Meredith Vieira Show, Vieira discussed the terror she experienced, as well as why she stayed and eventually left her boyfriend. The former The View co-host revealed:

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I had a job at the time, and I kept in this relationship. I’ve done a lot of thinking about why, and I think part of it was fear, I was scared of him and scared that if I tried to leave, something worse could happen to me. Part of it was guilt because everything we would have a fight he would then start crying and say, "I promise I won’t do it again" and I would feel like maybe I had contributed somehow to this.

Watch the clip below to hear more of Vieira's story: