Rita Moreno has recalled the moment Marlon Brando sent her to have an abortion when she became pregnant while the two were dating.
The actor first disclosed her abortion in her 2011 book Rita Moreno: A Memoir and again in her 2021 documentary Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for it.
Speaking in Variety on Friday (24 June) – shortly after the US Supreme Court overturned the 1973 landmark Roe v Wade decision – Moreno revealed details of her botched abortion.
“He was a real doctor – Marlon paid him $500 – as opposed to something in a back alley.”
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