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

Maya Angelou 

The late Maya Angelou broke boundaries when she documented her own rape in her book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. She said that she wrote her abuse in because she wanted to show that rape happens in the Black community. 

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