AceShowbiz - Singer Tamar Braxton has opened about the sexual abuse she allegedly suffered as a child, revealing she was molested multiple times.
On Wednesday, September 12, it was reported Toni Braxton's sister made the shocking admission during a taped appearance on U.S. talk show host Wendy Williams' programme - and now the episode has aired.
During the interview, Williams asked her why she stormed out of a recent sit down with inspirational speaker and TV host Iyanla Vanzant, and Tamar explained she had been grappling with revealing all about her terrible secret, and she was upset it was discussed for the first time around her family on TV.
"I've been battling myself on whether or not I wanted to say really what happened or not because everyone wants you to be political, but I'm Tamar and I'm real, right," she told Williams. "A lot of things happened (that I was) too afraid to talk about or too ashamed to talk about."
"But the truth of the matter is that I have been molested, you know, by both sides of my family," she added. "And it's nothing I ever talked about and I never thought that I would sit around the table with Iyanla, who's here to talk about me and my sisters and their problems, and to bring that up and sex shame me basically in front of everybody. That's why I got up and walked out."
Braxton did not reveal who molested her, but after her appearance on "The Wendy Williams Show" she took to Instagram to open up about her decision to talk about the abuse she experienced as a child.
"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 (sic)," she wrote. "I've never told ANYONE other than Two people in my life and they both have held this close to them."
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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
The 41 year old also explained she felt compelled to speak out, so other victims did not feel ashamed about revealing their truths.
"I wanted to create a space where you can tell your OWN story without anyone commenting or making you feel ashamed EVER again!!" she added.