During a recent TV appearance on Fox’s new daytime show, “The Daily Help Line,” actress Tisha Campbell-Martin disclosed a childhood trauma that she had never spoken about publicly before confessing she was raped at 3-years-old.
The actress, best known best for her roles in “Martin” and “My Wife And Kids,” appeared on the program as a part of a panel where she dished out advice to an audience member who was dealing with the aftermath of an abuse trauma. “You can’t play the victim — and I’m not trying to put you down or anything — but he’s winning,” she said. “You’re making a conscious decision to harm yourself, to hurt yourself, and allow this person to still have dominion over your life. You can’t do that anymore.” What initially sounded like Campbell-Martin dishing out a bit of tough love led the actress to make the stunning revelation.
“The reason I can absolutely say this to you without judgment or anything else — and this is the first time I ever said this on camera in front of millions, national, people — is that I too have been a victim of the same thing,” she continued. “When I was three I was raped, by an older person. Now I knew as a child that I did nothing wrong and that this wasn’t my fault, but I have found forgiveness in the guilt that I might’ve had.I felt like, “Did I pull this in? Did I do something at 3 years old?” No. It’s a heinous crime.”
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