Celebrities Speaking Out About Domestic Violence

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  • Tina Turner
  • Eve
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Evelyn Lozada
  • Tyra Banks
  • La Toya Jackson
  • Cicely Tyson
  • Keke Wyatt
  • Kelly Rowland
  • Tamar Braxton
  • Pepa
  • Rihanna
  • K. Michelle
  • Halle Berry
  • Whitney Houston

Mary J. Blige

The singer was sexually abused and molested by a family friend when she was only 5 years old. "I remember feeling, literally right before it happened, I just could not believe that this person was going to do this to me," she said. "That thing followed me all my life. The shame of thinking my molestation was my fault — it led me to believe I wasn't worth anything."

As a result, Mary says she found herself in abusive relationships and doing drugs, but eventually found her way through prayer and sobered up.

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