Man who raped Demi Moore at 15 after paying her mother $500 identified as owner of LA club frequented by celebrities
The 56-year-old actress had said that her mother Virginia King would take her to bars to attract men and even took money from a man who wanted to have sex with her
The man who raped Demi Moore when she was 15 years old has been identified after the actress made the shocking revelation last month in her book 'Demi Moore: Inside Out'.
In her book, Moore said her mother Virginia King would take her to bars to attract men and, at one point, she even took money from a man who wanted to have sex with her when she was just 15.
One night, the actress said she returned home to find an older man inside who had a key to their home. She said he raped her before saying, "How does it feel to be wh***d out for $500?"
She said in the book that the man was a family friend named Val Dumas.
His real name, as it turns out, is Basil Doumas. He was a rich, Greek-born landlord who died in 1997 aged 68. Doumas ran the LA club La Cage Aux Folles where celebrities like Elton John, Sylvester Stallone, and Michelle Pfeiffer were frequent visitors. He also co-owned the Mirabelle restaurant with George Germanides.
In a major revelation, Germanides told The Sun, "His real name was Basil and his nickname was always Val. He was a sort of silent partner of mine from 1974. He had a lot of money. I bought him out after seven years."
Germanides, however, said that he has "no idea" about the allegations made by Moore. "If it’s true, it’s a sad story," he said.
Demi claimed that she first met Val with her mother at another restaurant in the late 1970s. The two then started to visit Mirabelle and, soon, Doumas would turn up at her school.
It is unclear whether she reported the sexual assault to the police.
When she was asked on TV if she thought she was pimped out by her mother, she said: "I think, in my deep heart, no. I don't think it was a straight forward transaction, but she still did give him the access and put me in harm's way."
Moore was born in New Mexico but her biological father left her mother before she was born. She was raised by Virginia and her second husband, Dan Guynes. Virginia died in the year 1998.