Trapped, scared, used, and frustrated. That's how Mickey Rooney felt after being taken advantage of by a meddlesome family member, the 90-year-old film and television star told Congress on Wednesday.
Rooney was testifying before a special Senate committee that is considering legislation to curb abuses of senior citizens.
"Above all," Rooney said of being a victim of elder abuse, "when a man feels helpless, it's terrible."
And the problem is a lot more common than many people realize.
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Mickey Rooney: Elder Abuse Made Me Feel Trapped and Scared