Nastassja Kinski shocked by sister's abuse
FILE - In this Oct. 22 1979 black and white file picture German actor Klaus Kinski, who then was going to play Count Dracula in the film "Nosferatu The Vampyre", wears a T-Shirt with a Nosferatu logo during an interview in Los Angeles, United States. The eldest daughter of Klaus Kinski claims that the late German actor sexually abused her as a child. Pola Kinski told Germany's Stern magazine in an interview published Thursda Jan. 10, 2013 that her father started molesting her when she was five and repeatedly raped her up to age 19. Her claim is detailed in an autobiography due to be published in German next week. Klaus Kinski died in 1991. (AP Photo/Thanh My Huynh,File)
BERLIN - Nastassja Kinski has praised her half-sister for going public with allegations that she was sexually abused as a child by their father, the late German actor Klaus Kinski.
In an article penned for Friday's edition of German newspaper Bild, the actress said that she's "deeply shocked" by the allegations. In a new book, Pola Kinski details her father's alleged emotional and sexual abuse over a 14-year period, during which he warned his daughter not to tell anyone what happened.
Nastassja Kinski says that it's a "difficult moment" for her but she's proud that her half-sister found the strength to write the book. She wrote: "My sister is a heroine, because she has freed her heart, her soul and also her future from the weight of the secret."
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