The Massachusetts freshman senator told CBS News that he was sexually abused as a child by a camp counselor.

In an interview airing Sunday on “60 Minutes,” Republican Scott Brown said he was abused several times and that he was physically abused by his stepfathers over the years.

Brown told CBS’s Lesley Stahl that his mother didn’t even know about the abuse.

“That’s what happens when you’re a victim. You’re embarrassed. You’re hurt,” he said.

Brown told “60 Minutes” that the counselor touched him inappropriately and then forced him to do the same, threatening to kill him if he spoke of it.

The interview comes on the heels of his memoir, “Against All Odds,” coming next week.

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