Steven Spielberg’s daughter Mikaela opens up about ‘abuse’ by ‘monsters’ as she announces career as adult entertainer

Clémence Michallon
Mikaela George Spielberg on 2 May 2013 in Beverly Hills, California: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for EIF

Steven Spielberg’s daughter Mikaela Spielberg says she was abused and groomed by “monsters” outside her family in the past.

The 23-year-old opened up about the abuse in a candid, on-camera interview with The Sun, in which she also discussed her relationship to her body and her decision to start a career as an adult entertainer.

The abuse, she said, came “from outside my family and not from anybody of notable presence – just from scumbag monsters who were looking at my vulnerability and going: ‘That’s the one’”.

“I suffered a lot of grooming,” Mikaela, now 23, told the publication.

“I feel like the abuse I went through wasn’t super intense, but it still had long-lasting impact, because it had me questioning “What is my body? What is it to have a body and exist in a body safely? Also, what is it to be an emotional human being and not have it taken advantage of?”

Speaking about her decision to build a career as an adult entertainer, Mikaela said she hopes to do some erotica for private customers or for the public, and get a dancing licence.

“I got really tired of not being able to capitalise on my body,” she said.

“Frankly, I got really tired of being told to hate my body.

“And I also just got tired of working day to day in a way that wasn’t satisfying my soul.

“I feel like doing this kind of work, I’m able to ‘satisfy’ other people, but that feels good because it’s not in a way that makes me feel violated.”