She spoke about everything that has happened to her and how she coped up with it. In The Young and the Restless, she has been playing the fan-favorite character- Nikki Newman, for about 40 years now. Here is everything the actress has talked about. In the interview, Thomas talked about how she was sexually abused as a child. Her grandmother, who was also her guardian, saw everything and still did nothing. The Theater was run and owned by an elderly man- Cosmo Morgan, who is now dead.
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By Nicki Gostin. The soap star writes that eventually she was forced to sit on his lap and he quickly progressed to molesting her. Scott told Page Six that even though she was only a child, she instinctively knew it was wrong and that she looked to her grandmother, who was in the room, for help but that she did nothing. Are you going to stop this? Scott says the abuse went on for years and that she still has not forgiven her grandmother, who died years ago.
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Scott talks to Yahoo Entertainment about working with Clint Eastwood as a teen — and purposely stabbing him with a needle. This type of abuse went on for years with Scott writing about being conditioned that trading sexual favors for industry men was acceptable if it advanced her career. There were just a lot of things to sort out psychologically. At just 13, she gained 20 pounds in two weeks to play Abigail in the Don Siegel-directed film The Beguiled. They were filming a scene in the bizarre movie, during which heartthrob Eastwood was supposed to be dead and Scott was among the girls around his body sewing it into a burial shroud.
Her first film credit was as a child actress  in the Alfred Hitchcock movie Marnie. After parts in television and movies in the mids most notably in John Wayne 's final film, The Shootist in , in which she becomes the last actress to exchange lines with Wayne , she was offered parts on nighttime series such as, The Rockford Files , Charlie's Angels , and a recurring role on The Waltons. In , at the age of 23, she left The Waltons to take over the role of Nikki Reed, a poor girl from the wrong side of the tracks, on the daytime serial The Young and the Restless , choosing the part over a sitcom pilot that in the end was not picked up.