A shocking new biography claims Marie Osmond suffered mental illness as a child and attempted suicide. Randy Jernigan's exposé also alleges Osmond lied about being abused as a child; suffered an eating disorder as a teen; lost her virginity at the age of 17 to late singer Andy Gibb; and split from her basketball player ex-husband Stephen Craig when she caught him naked in a hot tub with her personal assistant.
Jernigan's Marie Osmond: An Unauthorized Biography, out this summer, alleges Osmond made up the child abuse claims after editors asked her to "juice up" her 2001 autobiography.
He tells Star magazine, "It wasn't true. She made it up, according to a lot of people I have spoken to. To this day, Marie has never explained what the actual abuse was."
Osmond's spokeswoman failed to respond to WENN's enquiries.