Tara Moss reveals assaults on a moving episode of Anh's Brush With Fame 

Model and author Tara Moss has recounted some of the darkest moments of her life in a moving episode of Anh's Brush With Fame, which aired on Tuesday night. 

The 47-year-old told host Anh Do, 43, Tara told how a photographer attempted to coax her into a pornographic photo shoot when she was just 16. 

Sent to the assignment by her agency, the teenager was shocked to discover that she and the man would be alone on the shoot, with no crew or makeup team. 

Open: Model and author Tara Moss has recounted some of the darkest moments of her life in an episode of Anh's Brush With Fame, which aired on Tuesday night. Pictured with Anh Do

Open: Model and author Tara Moss has recounted some of the darkest moments of her life in an episode of Anh's Brush With Fame, which aired on Tuesday night. Pictured with Anh Do

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She was then offered vodka by the man - but being underaged and wanting to 'keep her wits about her', she refused. 

'I kept getting ready and I had a very bad feeling about the situation, which was a good instinct, because he came over later and he showed me this portfolio and he said, "I want to do photos like this." And they were pornographic,' she said. 

Tara continued: 'I started packing my things up quickly, quickly, quickly. Put the knapsack together, put the knapsack on my back. 

Awful: The 47-year-old told host Anh Do, 43, Tara told how a photographer attempted to coax her into a pornographic photo shoot when she was just 16

Awful: The 47-year-old told host Anh Do, 43, Tara told how a photographer attempted to coax her into a pornographic photo shoot when she was just 16

She said on the program: 'He lunged at me and I punched him unconscious. He fell back and hit his head on the concrete. I was freaked out. I thought I might have killed him'

She said on the program: 'He lunged at me and I punched him unconscious. He fell back and hit his head on the concrete. I was freaked out. I thought I might have killed him' 

'And he lunged at me and I punched him unconscious. He fell back and hit his head on the concrete. I was freaked out. I thought I might have killed him.

'He hit the ground and didn't move and I ran for it. And the next day everyone knew about it. But I was the one who was in trouble. And, you know, word went out that I was a troublemaker.' 

Tara also discussed the fallout of revealing she had been raped at the age of 21 by a man in her acting class. 

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Difficult: Tara also discussed the fallout of revealing she had been raped at the age of 21 by a man in her acting class. She first revealed the ordeal in her 2014 book, Fictional Woman, and admitted she struggled with being seen as 'rape victim Tara Moss'

Difficult: Tara also discussed the fallout of revealing she had been raped at the age of 21 by a man in her acting class. She first revealed the ordeal in her 2014 book, Fictional Woman, and admitted she struggled with being seen as 'rape victim Tara Moss'

Loss: Elsewhere in the interview, Tara broke down as she discussed the death of her mother, Janni, who died of the rare cancer, multiple myeloma, in 1990 at age 43

Loss: Elsewhere in the interview, Tara broke down as she discussed the death of her mother, Janni, who died of the rare cancer, multiple myeloma, in 1990 at age 43

She first revealed the ordeal in her 2014 book, Fictional Woman, and admitted she struggled with being seen as 'rape victim Tara Moss'. 

'26 years ago, I was attacked by a serial rapist who was an actor. I was changed by that experience, but I did become stronger and I'm a survivor,' she said. 

'It was like a page in a 305-page book, but it seemed like, at the time, it was all the media focused on.  

Tears: 'I remember the next morning waking up and it seemed impossible to me that the sun rose and life went on and people went about their days and my mum was gone' she said

 Tears: 'I remember the next morning waking up and it seemed impossible to me that the sun rose and life went on and people went about their days

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