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Vanessa L Williams opens up about being molested at age of 10

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Vanessa L Williams is now speaking out and sharing about how she was molested at the age of 10. On Thursday, MSN shared about what she has to say about this time in her life that she has not opened up about in the past. She is now 51-years-old but she was only 10 when it happened. It was an older woman who molested her.

It was a girl who was older than her. Vanessa thought she was a cool girl and honestly looked up to her before this happened. They were on a family vacation to California when it all went down. Vanessa spoke to Oprah about the abuse recently on her show.

Vanessa spoke out saying, "One night she came into the room where my friend I were sleeping. She told me to lie down on the floor. And she took my bottoms off and she said, 'Be quiet,' and she went down on me. And at 10 years old, I had no idea what it was, but I knew it felt good, and I knew I shouldn't be saying anything, and I didn't tell anyone."

She went on to talk about it more saying, "It awakens your sexuality at an age where it shouldn't be awakened. Had that not happened in my life and had I had an opportunity to have a normal courtship with a boyfriend at 16 or whatever ... there wouldn't have been that shame that was always haunting me. It made me more sexually promiscuous and more sexually curious at a younger age than I should have been."

Vanessa didn't talk about it happening and it sounds like this may have just happened this one time. When her book came out in 2012, she revealed that she had been sexually abused in the past.

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