The Young and the Restless’ Melody Thomas Scott Says Motherhood Helped Her Heal After Surviving Childhood Abuse

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"I’m sure many people will be shocked to learn that I have that kind of background,” she says. "They’ve seen me in their living room every day for 41 years, they believe I’m my character Nikki Newman and my life is perfect. But I think it will make it even more impactful for them to realize this kind of stuff can happen to anybody."

Scott adds: "There is no easy fix, but I’m hoping my story opens the door for people."

The Young and the Restless returns with all-new episodes beginning Monday, August 10 on CBS.

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