Nine Celebrities Who Survived Childhood Sexual Abuse

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  • Mo'Nique
  • Laveranues Coles
  • Maya Angelou
  • Queen Latifah
  • Don Lemon
  • It Can Happen to Anyone
  • Vanessa Williams
  • Chris Brown
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Tyler Perry

Queen Latifah

Rapper turned actress turned talk show host Queen Latifah admitted in 2009 that she had been sexually abused as a child by a male babysitter. When she was in her 20s, she finally told her parents and has sought therapy to help her overcome what happened to her.

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