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Who Do You Think You Are?: Naomi & Wynonna Judd Respond to Ashley Judd’s Claims

April 07, 2011 04:00 PM by Shayla Perry

Ashley Judd, who will be featured on NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? this Friday, recently revealed that she was the victim of sexual abuse and neglect as child, painting a disturbing picture of her home life in her memoir, “All That Is Bitter & Sweet.” Though tabloids have claimed that the book has caused a large rift in the famous family, Naomi and Wynonna Judd, who are set to star in “The Judds” on the Oprah Winfrey Network, say that they’ve got nothing but love and support for Ashley.

“I’m a single working mother and I’m raising two teenagers and we’re breaking the cycle with this generation, because in our family, we’re not terminally unique, we’re just like every other family, we have the same issues, [but] ours are microscopically looked at,” Wynonna Judd told the ladies of The View on Thursday’s (April 7) show. Wynonna revealed her own stories of abuse in the 2007 book, “Coming Home To Myself.” “People are trying to almost pit us against each other and I want to come out and say, ‘Listen, we agree to disagree in our family, but we show up and support each other for who we are,’” added Judd.

When asked by View co-host and executive producer, Barbara Walters if she felt that her daughter, Ashley Judd, was neglected, Naomi Judd had this to say:

“In a way, I do, but the thing I want to acknowledge is I adore my daughter, these two girls and my husband, of course, Larry, are the joy of my life and I support Ashley.”

Naomi and Wynonna Judd are currently promoting their new docu-series, “The Judds,” which is set to air on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, this Sunday (April 10).

On the show, Naomi Judd shocks audiences when revealing her own sexual abuse.

“My first memory is when I was 3-and-a-half and a man was trying to sexually abuse me,” Naomi says in a clip of “The Judds.” “That was my very first memory that I can remember everything about it

“I never told a single soul until about three years ago,” added the country music star.

For Wynonna Judd, talking about her own abuse on the upcoming show was about taking action.

“I am so sick and tired of the problem being discussed on TV, I want to be part of the solution,” explained Wynonna.

“The Judds” premieres Sunday, April 10 on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Ashley Judd will be featured on the Who Do You Think You Are? season finale Friday, April 8 on NBC. Her book, “All That Is Bitter & Sweet” is available at book stores now.

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