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08th Sep 2022

Jennette McCurdy shares disturbing email her mum wrote ‘disowning’ her

Charlie Herbert

McCurdy recently wrote her memoir, I’m Glad My Mom Died

Former Nickelodeon star Jennette McCurdy has shared an email from her mother telling her that she wanted “nothing to do” with her daughter.

The actor, who rose to fame after starring in shows such as iCarly and Malcolm in the Middle, read out the email during an appearance on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk.

It comes after the release of her memoir, I’m Glad My Mom Died, in which she discusses the abuse she suffered at the hands of her mother, Debbie McCurdy, both at home and on set.

Debbie passed away in 2013 after she had been diagnosed with cancer.

A clip released from the episode of Red Table Talk sees Jennette read out the section of her book in which she shares the disturbing email from her mother, who had sent it after seeing a picture of her daughter on TMZ.

In the email, McCurdy’s mother wrote: “I am so disappointed in you.

“You used to be my perfect little angel, but now you are nothing more than a little [all caps] slut, a floozy, all used up. And to think you wasted it on that hideous ogre of a man.

“I saw the pictures on a website called TMZ. I saw you rubbing his disgusting hairy stomach. I knew you were lying about Colton.”

The actor explained that she had told her mother she was with a friend called Colton at the time. But after her mum saw the picture, she told her Jennette to add the aforementioned list of insults to “a list of things [she was]”, including a “liar, conniving, evil.”

“‘You look pudgier too,” the email continued. “It’s clear you’re eating your guilt.”

“Thinking of you with his ding-dong inside of you makes me sick. Sick! I raised you better than this. What happened to my good little girl? Where did she go, and who is this monster that has replaced her? You’re an ugly monster now.”

The email went on to say that Debbie had told McCurdy’s two brothers “about [her]”, and added: “They all said they disown you just like I do. We want nothing to do with you.”

Debbie concluded the email with the words ‘love, mom’, before adding: “Or should I say Deb since I am no longer your mother? PS — send money for a new fridge; ours broke.”

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