Sen. Scott Brown Describes Stormy Childhood And Sexual Abuse

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Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown. (AP)
Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown. (AP)

Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Mass. is revealing his stormy childhood, which included an abusive stepfather and sexual abuse by a camp counselor.

Brown talked about the incidents with the CBS news magazine, "60 Minutes," ahead of Monday's release of his new memoir, "Against All Odds." Brown says he never reported the abuse and that for the past four decades he kept it secret, even from those closest to him.

We speak to Boston Globe national political reporter Mark Arsenault, who has read an advance copy of the book.

This segment aired on February 17, 2011.


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