Amid Family Turmoil, Tamar Sadly Confesses Being Molested By Relatives In New Interview
The past year or so has been an emotional roller coaster for singer, Tamar Braxton. We’ve watched her go through extreme ups and downs with her estranged husband/manager, Vincent Herbert. We’ve seen her go through a bit of a liberation/re-evolutionary process, following her separation from Vince. We’ve also witnessed in utter disappointment, the oftentimes tense drama goin’ down between herself and her singing Braxton sisters and their mother, Evelyn Braxton. Now, in the wake of debunked efforts to repair their family tension, Tamar dropped a disheartening bombshell about her past.
(VIDEO) Tamar Discusses Who Molested Her
In an upcoming interview on “The Wendy Williams Show,” which will air on Thursday (Sept. 13), Tamar chopped it up with the talk show host about the blowup she recently had with her family on Iyanla Vanzant’s “Fix My Life” show.
Apparently, at some point during the Braxtons’ sit-down therapy session with Iyanla, Tamar abruptly got up and stormed outta the room in an emotional hissy-fit. She later explained to Wendy, that her issues ran a lot deeper than people know.
According to TMZ, Tamar became very emotional, as she publicly confessed for the first time ever, that she was molested as a child. To make matters worse, Tamar confirmed that the molestation occurred at the hands of family members on BOTH sides of her family.
According to audience attendees present during the show’s taping, Wendy also became emotional by Tamar’s revelation while the audience sat in utter shock and sorrow for Tamar. It was also reported that even though Tamar confessed the molestation, Wendy decided not to further press her for information on exactly which family members did the molesting.
Pretty sure after Thursday’s airing, fans will have a lot more questions about this, as well as the persistent underlying tension that exists amongst Tamar, Toni, Tracey, Trina, Towanda and Mama Evelyn Braxton.
The Traumatizing Statistics
The horrifying statistic, according to National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), is that “one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old.” Out of those cases, 34% of the child assaults will be committed by someone the child knows. That is a very sad reality that desperately needs to be eliminated through the spreading of such knowledge and raised awareness, by all of us adults, to protect our children and our fellow neighbors’ children at ALL costs.
There’s A Beautiful Lesson To Be Learned In Spite Of The Pain
There is a sliver of beauty that can be pulled from Tamar’s traumatic story though. You see, by Tamar simply sharing that horrific detail about her own past molestation, she can help prove to other people- kids and adults alike- that one does NOT have to be stifled by their past for the rest of their lives. Tamar is a successful woman, who has found a way to continue to shoot for the stars, in the midst of her childhood trauma and it’s heart-wrenching effects on her.
Salute to Tamar for sharing her story.