Anne Heche's family outraged by her book

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com September 08 2001 12:00 AM ET

The mother and sisters of Anne Heche have responded very negatively to Heche's new book, Call Me Crazy, which alleges that her father sexually abused her for the first 12 years of her life. In an interview on the book-related Web site www.PreviewPort.com, Heche's mother, Nancy Heche, says, "I am trying to find a place for myself in this writing, a place where I as Anne's mother do not feel violated or scandalized. I find no place among the lies and blasphemies of this book." Anne's sister Abigail Heche adds, "It is my opinion that my sister Anne truly believes, at this moment, what she has asserted about our father's past behavior; however, at the same time, I would like to point out that Anne, in the past, has expressed doubts herself about the accuracy of such memories. Based on my experience and her own expressed doubts, I believe that her memories regarding our father are untrue. And I can state emphatically, regardless of Anne's beliefs, that the assertion that our mother knew about such behavior is absolutely false."