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During an interview with Dateline NBC, sultry actress and “Desperate Housewives” star Vanessa Williams said she was molested as a 10-year-old, TMZ reports. It was a shocking revelation from the former Miss America winner. She also dropped the news in her new book, “You Have No Idea.”
(You can watch her recall the molestation in the video above)
TMZ has more:
“I think I was highly sexualized because I was in fifth grade and I had this experience. Because it feels good, you’re like, OK, well this is supposed to be normal. That’s not normal for a 10-year-old to be seduced.”
In her book, Williams also reveals she had an abortion during her high school years … but kept it a secret from everyone, including her mother, because she was scared.
Williams went on to become the first black Miss America in 1984 … but was shamed into giving up her crown after several nude pictures appeared in Penthouse. Williams says she stupidly trusted the photographer when he promised to keep them private.
Now the actress is focused on moving forward saying, “I’ve learned to embrace my past. I embrace the choices that I have been given in my life.”