Tanya Plibersek's gut-wrenching reaction after daughter Anna Coutts-Trotter was ... trends now

Tanya Plibersek's gut-wrenching reaction after daughter Anna Coutts-Trotter was ... trends now
Tanya Plibersek's gut-wrenching reaction after daughter Anna Coutts-Trotter was ... trends now

Tanya Plibersek's gut-wrenching reaction after daughter Anna Coutts-Trotter was ... trends now

Labor minister Tanya Plibersek has admitted she wanted to kill the man who abused and molested her daughter when she was first told of the horrific attacks.

Anna Coutts-Trotter, 23, was a victim of serious emotional, physical, financial and sexual abuse by a man she trusted when she was just a teenager.

She first met the man towards the end of year 10 when she was only 15, and quickly found she was spending most of her time with him. 

But details later emerged of his alleged campaign of serious sexual assault and domestic violence as well as controlling behaviour and financial abuse.

Now Ms Plibersek has revealed how her thoughts immediately turned to revenge after she heard details of the sickening abuse. 

'Honestly, I wanted to kill him for hurting my child,' Ms Plibersek, minister for environment and water, told ABC's Australian Story.

'I don't hold anger because I think that holds me back,' Ms Coutts-Trotter tells Australian Story

'I don't hold anger because I think that holds me back,' Ms Coutts-Trotter tells Australian Story

Anna Coutts-Trotter co-founded The Survivor Hub, a volunteer organisation that helps to 'support, inform, and empower people impacted by sexual assault'

Anna Coutts-Trotter co-founded The Survivor Hub, a volunteer organisation that helps to 'support, inform, and empower people impacted by sexual assault'

Ms Coutts-Trotter is now helping other victims after she co-founded The Survivor Hub, a volunteer organisation that helps 'support, inform, and empower people impacted by sexual assault.'

'I don't hold anger because I think that holds me back,' Ms Coutts-Trotter told the program, airing on Monday night.

'I felt loved, I felt as though he cared about me.'

But that love turned to abuse, she revealed.

'I experienced pretty much every kind of abuse you can think of. I experienced emotional and physical abuse,' Ms Coutts-Trotter said.  

She kept the abuse from her family, but eventually broke her silence.

She said she was relieved to tell her parents. 'They were so supportive. They didn't ask too many questions. I never felt

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