Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown's memoir comes out next week, and he'll be interviewed about it on 60 Minutes this week. Among the book's revelations is his admission that he was sexually abused by a camp counselor several times at age 10, and never told anyone. His wife only just found out by reading the book.
"He said 'If you tell anybody, I'll kill ya. I will make sure that nobody believes you,'" Brown told Leslie Stahl in the interview which airs Sunday. CBS released an excerpt in advance.
"That's what happens when you're a victim. You're embarrassed. You're hurt."
"When people find people like me at that young vulnerable age, who are basically lost, the thing that they have over you is, they make you believe that no one will believe you."
Brown described being touched, and being forced to touch the counselor.
"Fortunately, nothing was ever fully consummated, so to speak, but it was certainly, back then, very traumatic," he said.
He was also repeatedly beaten by his stepfather.
Check out 60 Minutes' preview clip up top.