Vanessa Williams Opens Up on Her Childhood Molestation

Actress and former Miss America Vanessa Williams revealed that she was sexually molested at the age of 10 by an older girl on OWN's Master Class. Williams detailed that the girl performed oral sex on her before she entered the 5th grade. "I had no idea what it was, but I knew it felt good," she says.’I knew it felt good, but was also something that was not supposed to be happening."

She also explains that the incident caused her to be promiscuous early. Williams courage will undoubtedly aid other survivors of childhood sex abuse to find their voices. The shame must end.

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