Tisha Campbell-Martin is the latest celeb to share her very personal story of enduring sexual abuse as a child, opening up after a discussion about the abuse Olympian Simone Biles faced at the hands of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.
“I will say I’m very open about me being sexually abused when I was three years old,” said the actress to E!’s Daily Pop. “And when children, especially in their formative years, have something like that happen to them, it’s devastating. I told, I told right away, right away I told. I had a father who was a big guy and I trusted that he would protect me. So I told my dad immediately, but it still affects you later on in life.”
Campbell spoke on the matter following Biles and several other young athletes confronting Nassar, with the gymnast posting a lengthy #MeToo message on Twitter this January.
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) January 15, 2018
Campbell is also believed to be starring in the upcoming reboot of 90s sitcom, Martin. She all but confirmed the news to Hip Hollywood and was recently spotted hanging with co-stars Martin Lawrence and Tichina Arnold.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.