Mama Evelyn Distraught Over Tamar’s Molestation Revelation, Speak Out For 1st Time
A few days ago, Tamar Braxton bravely uttered the words that no parent wants to hear, but definitely needs to know: ‘I was molested as a child.’ Not only did Tamar confess to being molested, she painfully revealed that the evil, heartless sick molesters, were on BOTH sides of her fam.’
The Braxton singer made her revelation to a stunned audience and Wendy Williams on the talk show host’s daytime program. Though Tay’ didn’t name her molesters at that time, it was the first time she’d publicly revealed this info. It was also apparently the first her mother, Evelyn Braxton, had heard of it. How do we know? Because Mama Braxton has just spoken out about her daughter’s revelation and needless to say, she is “devastated” by the news.
WATCH Mama Evelyn Speak Out About Her Daughter’s Molestation
During an impromptu interview with a paparazzi cameraman at LAX airport, Evelyn was asked her thoughts on Tamar’s recent revelation. The pain, anger, and sorrow that Mama Evelyn feels for her baby girl was evident in her words and her facial expressions as she spoke, becoming more pissed off by the second…understandably so.
She started off with this:
“I’m prepared to stand by Tamar’s side, no matter what. You know, sometimes you’re concerned about others that’s outside of the family, and…because of that and it happened within the family, that’s devastating…that’s devastating,” Evelyn Braxton repeated. “So that means that you have to watch outside of the family and what goes on inside of the family, that’s DEVASTATING. And can you imagine, it’s devastating for the person that has been dealing with this all of the many years.”
Evelyn is still unaware of exactly which of their family members molested Tamar. When asked if she believed said family members are “sweating in their boots” right now, out of fear they’ll be exposed, she stated:
“I don’t think that perpetrators never sweat in their boots, to be honest with you. I think they’re hoping that it would go away, you know.” She continued, “I feel that THEY felt that they’ve done nothing wrong…and so, Tamar has to tell her story. If she feels like she has to tell her story, I don’t care WHO it is, I’m gonna stand by her 100%! Whether other people understand it or not, that’s my child. Her pain, is MY pain…how ’bout THAT!”
Statistics On Molestation That All Parents, Caregivers, Guardians Should Know
The more we’re all made aware of the stats regarding child molestation and the risk factors our babies and grandbabies face, the more we can prevent it from occurring. Here are some horrifying, eye-opening statistics provided by Huffington Post that we all need to be aware of:
1. Approximately 20 percent of girls (1 in 5) and 8 percent of boys (1 in 12.5) will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday (Pereda et al, 2009).
2. 95 percent of sexually abused children will be abused by someone they know and trust (NAPCAN 2009).
3. Of those molesting a child under six, 50 percent were family members. Family members also accounted for 23 percent of those abusing children 12 to 17 years (Snyder, 2000).
4. The most vulnerable age for children to be exposed to sexual assault is between 3 and 8 years with the majority of onset happening between these ages (Browne & Lynch, 1994).
5. Males made up 90 percent of adult child sexual assault perpetrators, while 3.9 percent of perpetrators were female, with a further 6 percent classified as ’unknown gender’ (McCloskey & Raphael, 2005).
6. As many of 40 percent of children who are sexually abused are abused by older, or more powerful children.
7. Eighty-four percent of sexual victimization of children under 12 occurs in a residence (Snyder, 2000).
8. Seventy-three percent of child victims do not tell anyone about the abuse for at least 1 year. Forty-five percent do not tell anyone for 5 years. Some never disclose (Broman-Fulks et al, 2007).
9. Children living without either parent (foster children) are 10 times more likely to be sexually abused than children who live with both biological parents. Children who live with a single parent that has a live-in partner are at the highest risk: they are 20 times more likely to be victims of sexual abuse than children living with both biological parents (Sedlack et al, 2010).