Desperate Housewives star and former Miss America Vanessa Williams has revealed some secrets from her childhood that will scare you. The 49-year-old actress just revealed that she was molested when she was a child. She told her long kept secret in her memoir titled “You Have No Idea”.
According to her memoir, she was sexually molested by an 18-year-old woman when she was only 10-years old. She recently sat down with People Magazine where she explained: “Family friends who had a daughter invited me to visit their friends in California with them. The family we stayed in had two kids.”
She continues by explaining who her attacker was, she told people magazine: “Susan, who was 18, smoked, drove a car and was the epitome of cool. [My friend] Nancy and I slept in the den. One night Susan crept in.” … “She told me to lie down on the rug. I was confused. Are we going to play a game? As I tried to make sense of it, Susan pulled down the bloomers of my cotton baby-doll pajamas. “What are you doing?” I asked. “Don’t worry – it’ll feel good”
Excerpt from her Memoir explains more of what happened:
I lay there paralyzed. What was going on? I didn’t speak. She kept at [the molestation] for I don’t know how long. She slid my bloomers back up and whispered: “Don’t tell anyone.”’
It wasn’t until years later that Vanessa began to comprehend what had happened to her that night.
For years I kept Susan’s visit to myself. I didn’t really understand until college. I was with my boyfriend and it hit me and I blurted out: “Oh my god – I was molested.
She said what happened didn’t resonate at the time but it changed her behavior, she began smoking marijuana, she didn’t comply with her curfew and at High School she had an abortion.