Tamar Braxton and her sisters have been battling it out over the last few months. The family's drama came to an explosive peak during the season finale of their show The Braxton Family Values when they were counseled by OWN network TV host Iyanla Vanzant.
Details about Tamar being molested as a child emerged during the show's taping, without the singer's approval. She recently opened up about the therapy session and the fact that a secret, she believed no one knew, was exposed by someone in her family.
During an interview with 97.9 The Box, Braxton revealed that she never disclosed her sexual abuse to anyone in her immediate family, so she was stunned when it was brought up during the taping. "As a matter of fact I never talked about it. I didn't know. No one had a conversation with me about it. I think a family member and then after they told that person [Iyanla Vanzant], that person felt that this was the forum and I was completely blindsided," she explained.
Despite undergoing such a traumatic experience, Braxton refuses to be shamed. "Although that happened to me I don't look at myself as a victim I look at myself as victorious because I'm able to get up everyday. I'm able to not put that in the forefront of my mind."
Braxton also revealed that she was around 6 or 7 when she was first assaulted.
After venting her frustrations about the therapy episode of BFV on The Wendy Williams Show and on social media, Braxton created noneedtbshame.com, a space for others to share their experiences with assault with the fear of judgment.
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Today Wendy asked me what happened at my sisters meeting and why did I walk out. Since someone there decided that they would ask me about something so private, so embarrassing, so secretive in front of EVERYONE that was there, I felt like my life was flashing before my eyes and IMMEDIATELY started to cry. Not because someone decided to allow someone else to tell MY SECRET, not because I was asked if it were True in front of a hundred strangers, but because once again my right to choose was taken from me all over again. I decided to Tell Wendy and the world MY secret, MYSELF that I have been a victim of abuse not once, twice, ten, but multiple times by multiple “family members” I’ve never told ANYONE other than Two people in my life and they both have held this close to them. One Being the man that I am with now and EVERY, SINGLE DAY he says I’m so beautiful and my scars makes me even more attractive. I felt that because this has happened to me recently, that something HAD to be done about people who DID know and tried to make People embarrassed and ashamed about something that has happened to them!!! I never EVER again want anyone to feel so little and so small or even ashamed about something they had no control over. I wanted to create a space where you can tell your OWN story with out anyone commenting or making you feel ashamed EVER again!! Go to and tell your story and empower yourself starting today! I wanted you to know that no matter how many scars you have... you are the PRETTIEST 💕 I love you all so much noneedTBshame.com
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