Gabrielle Union is giving credit to God for helping her survive a brutal rape as a teenager.
Union, the 44-year-old “Being Mary Jane” actress, released her book We’re Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True this month where she details being raped as a Payless shoe store employee at the age of 19. The budding author took to Instagram to honor media tycoon Oprah Winfrey whose former daytime talk show gave her practical advice that she recalled during the traumatic experience.
However, Union did not forget that the grace of God was ultimately what kept her alive when a former Payless employee held her at gunpoint to rape her and rob the store.
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