Nell Carter Made Us Laugh But Who Knew She Was Living w/THESE Horrors?

Posted On : April 7, 2016

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The beloved actress/singer, Nell Carter, most known for being the star of the 80’s hit show, “Gimme A Break,” was living through a life of hell, while simultaneously making America crack up with laughter every week on TV. She passed away on January 23, 2003, but prior to her death she displayed just how much of a survivor she was after going through things, no one should ever have to endure.

After reading Nell tell her story, we all had to let out a collective “Whew!” because she revealed a mouthful, but wait ’til you see the details of what she lived through while she was in demand at the height of her career…


"On the night of July 4, 1965, I went with a group to one of the clubs where I sang, way out in the woods. Afterward I got a ride back with this guy I knew, and on the way he stopped the car and told me to get out. He pointed a shotgun at me. Then he look me to the trees and raped me. When I sot home, I was numb. I told my sister Willie. She tried to console me, told me that we'd get through it. My brother Bernard, who was always so wise, told me what had happened was terrible but that not all people acted like that and I couldn't lose hope. But my mother didn't give me much reason to hope. When I told her I'd been raped, she called me a hurtful name. I remember thinking, "What did I do? Am I a slut?"

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