Demi’s rapist re­vealed

Edmonton Sun - - SHOWBIZ -

The man who al­legedly raped Demi Moore when she was just 15 years old has been re­vealed as a Los an­ge­les club land­lord.

Moore made the reve­la­tion in her mem­oir In­side Out, claim­ing her mother Vir­ginia ‘Ginny’ King would take her to bars to help get at­ten­tion from men, and al­leg­ing she re­turned home one night to find an older man, who had a key, in the house.

ac­cord­ing to the ac­tress, he raped her be­fore say­ing: “How does it feel to be whored out for $500?”

The Ghost star iden­ti­fied the man as fam­ily friend Val du­mas — real name basil doumas — who was the Greek-born land­lord of the pop­u­lar La cage aux Folles club. While Val died in 1997 at the age of 68, Ge­orge Ger­manides, who ran the Mirabelle restau­rant with doumas, spoke to bri­tain’s The Sun news­pa­per about his for­mer pal.

“His real name was basil and his nick­name was al­ways Val. He was a sort of silent part­ner of mine from 1974,” he shared. “He had a lot of money. I bought him out af­ter seven years.”

Ger­manides added he has “no idea” if the al­le­ga­tions are true.

speak­ing on Good Morn­ing Amer­ica with diane sawyer last month, Moore ad­mit­ted she blames her mother for the or­deal, ex­plain­ing: “I don’t think it was a straight­for­ward trans­ac­tion, but she still did give him the ac­cess and put me in harm’s way.”

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