Stacey Dash promotes her new memoir by saying "a gun saved my life" in fighting off an acquaintance trying to rape her, which explains why she's such a strong Second Amendment advocate, according to NJ Advance Media
Dash's book "There Goes My Social Life: From Clueless to Conservative," is scheduled out on hardcover on Monday, according to Amazon
Dash, 49, a Fox News commentator and an actress probably best known for the 1995 movie "Clueless," said the acquaintance regularly physically abused her nearly 25 years ago, said NJ Advance Media.
Dash claimed the man would rape her at gunpoint while her son from another relationship was sleeping nearby, per the Advance website, and she fired her own gun at him, scaring him away.
"He had a gun to my head and I thought, 'My son is in that crib right there,'" said Dash, according to People magazine
. "(I thought), 'No you are not going to do this. My son's life was more important to me than my own.'"
Dash told People she was first molested by a family friend at 4, and she started using cocaine at 16.
"I couldn't find happiness," Dash told People
. "It got to a point where I didn't even want to live anymore. The voice in my head was saying, 'There's nothing here for you.'
"When you get stuff for free, you have no self-worth," Dash said of her awakening as a conservative, per People. "When you have no self-worth, you become depressed, addicted and either abused or an abuser. This is what perpetuates the cycle of violence in inner cities. We don't need free stuff. We need opportunities."
said Dash bashes Lady Gaga in the book for her "liberal agenda" and conservative transgender Caitlyn Jenner over her use of the women's bathroom. Dash said Jenner being transgender was a choice.
"It's your body. So, it's your decision, right? We all make choices," Dash told "Entertainment Tonight." When asked about transgender bathroom rights, Dash said her own rights should not be infringed upon.
"OK, then go in the bushes," Dash said of transgender people. "I don't know what to tell you, but I'm not gonna put my child's life at risk because you want to change a law. So that you can be comfortable with your beliefs – which means I have to change my beliefs and my rights? No."
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