September 07, 2001 03:56 PM

The mother and sister of actress Anne Heche have come forth with outraged reactions to her just-published warts-and-all memoir “Call Me Crazy.” In the book, which Heche, 32, has discussed on national television with Barbara Walters, Matt Lauer and Larry King, she tells of her memories of being sexually abused by her gay father from the time she was a toddler. She also asserts that she sometimes suffers a personality disorder that sends her into a “fourth dimension,” where she believes that she is from outer space. As Heche’s mother, Nancy Heche, says on the PreviewPort.com site, which is devoted to books: “I am trying to find a place for myself in this writing, a place where I as Anne’s mother do not feel violated or scandalized. I find no place among the lies and blasphemies in the pages of this book.” Adds Anne’s sister, Abigail Heche: “It is my opinion that my sister Anne truly believes, at this moment, what she has asserted about our father’s past behavior; however, at the same time, I would like to point out that Anne, in the past, has expressed doubts herself about the accuracy of such memories. Based on my experience and her own expressed doubts, I believe that her memories regarding our father are untrue. And I can state emphatically, regardless of Anne’s beliefs, that the assertion that our mother knew about such behavior is absolutely false.”

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