Roseanne Barr
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Roseanne writes in Roseannearchy that she wishes she could take back her choice of words. "I say in the book I was mistaken to use the word incest," she says. "But I can't really think of another word, and when I do, I'll use it."

Although Rosanne says she has regrets, she wants to be clear about her childhood experiences. "I want to say that nobody accuses their parents of abusing them without justification to do that," she says. "I didn't just make it up. A lot of things were true and abusive and horrible things that happened to me that my father did."

Roseanne's father passed away 10 years ago, but she says they had a final goodbye. "My father and I had a conversation where we said the final words we would ever say to each other, and I think that we had come to a new opening," she says. "Had my father lived a little bit longer and had he had the right therapist and people around him, I think we would have had resolution."

As the years have gone by, Roseanne says she's been able to find peace. "I meditate so I know how to find a peaceful place within to be calm and peaceful," she says. "I am very content."

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FROM: Outrageous, Controversial Roseanne Barr Returns to The Oprah Show
Published on February 14, 2011


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