MediaTakeOut.com received EXCERPTS from Vanessa Williams new book, entitled. In it the actress/singer revealed she was molested by the daughter of a family friend when she was just 10 years old.
The Desperate Housewives star bravely recounts the painful experience in her new memoir You Have No Idea, which she co-authored with her mother Helen, and Williams insists it's time she finally went public with her story in a bid to help others.Here is what we got:
Family friends who had a daughter invited me to visit their friends in California with them. The family we stayed with had two kids. 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.' 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.' I climbed into my bed, trying to figure out what had just happened.
For years I kept Susan's visit to myself. I didn't really understand until college. I was with with my boyfriend and it hit me and I blurted it out: 'Oh my god - I was molested!' After that trip I felt something change in me.
Sad... this happens way too often! And it be RIGHT at home by people you trust. God dont like ugly though. I'm glad she is doing well in life. This would have ruined many others...and have.
That's disturbing. Wtf was wrong with that girl.
she was 10 then, and now she like 90....umm ok
I'm glad Vanessa had the courage to be so candid in her book. I'm sure it will help others realize that sometimes bad things happen to good people. Yet, we are not to allow those bad things to define who we are, who we become. Much love, Vanessa!
I agree with Yvonnes. She was brave to even tell anyone. Most take it to the grave because they are scared of what might happen if they do.
This sick ish has happened to more people than we know. It makes me scared for my son. If our black children are'nt getting *** up, they are getting molested & raped
I BET THE MOLESTER WAS AN UGLY DARKSKINNED "WOMAN"!!!
D DARKIE PROBABLY SAID "LOOK ALL DAT PRETTY HAIR AND LIGHTSKIN"!!!!!
OL UGLY DARKIE ***!!!
YALL WANNA BE US SO BADLY
DAT Y'ALL EVEN WANNA EAT US
YALL SO MANLY AND UNFORTUNATE LOOKING
BEN VEREEN LOOKING HEMAPHRODITES!!!
Wow this is something that happens more then I could imagine, what does one get out of molesting children how do u even get turned on by the thought of a child, like there aren't any adults out there that enjoys *** as much as the next adult, im sure there were plenty of women that this woman could've performed sexually with, its sad I guess the devil stays busy ,
Man this is sad this is why we got 2 watch out for our kids my last 2 kids are 7and6 now and there school is 10mins walk from my house its on the same road and i see some parents make there kids walk but i will never make my kids walk alone in this country i might even take them 2 high school lol but if i do trust me they gonna have pepper spray and soon gonna take them for self defence class,there are 2 many sick WM and some WW and they been raping our black kids for centuries now and still doing it at an alarming rate this is the mane reason why we got so many black *** folks,i will not make my kids become a victim of this,this is why i will never send them 2 camps or no where 2 sleep for days where there lots of whites and now i must also say even blacks that i dont no even if they got a good job
RAPE IS SOME WHACK SH#T!
I don't have any respect for her anymore. I find it a huge coincidence that all these celebrities "reveal" being "molested" when promoting a new book. All the countless interviews they've given throughout their careers and it always comes out when a book tour is occurring. But I guess being "molested" isn't required to sell albums or promote a movie or tv show. Wonder if rick fox ever heard this story? Smh @ vanessa!
@light louisianian.....you one stupid ignorant azz. You may be light but I bet yo azz ugly as ***. *** disgrace
No one really knows what somebody has been through....
And for those who think only men molest children ....
This goes to show that a pervert comes in any form.
I am fortunate by the grace of God to have never been through anything like that through my childhood.
I truly sympathize with her & people who stepped forward in revealing this
Oh my ***!.......
Wow, *** 4 some reason this seems 2 b somethin' that occurs *** families all the time, but no 1 never says or do anything. There's no way someone didn't know, they probably just continued 2 send her over there *** kept gettin' tortured. U gots 2 watch yo kids from family, spouses, and even strangers. This could b the reason y she did those pics, 'cause mentally she was messed up from childhood.
Wow that's creepy. Ok so she was 10 but how old was this girl who molested her?
Some never come out when this happens , it happens a lot people just hold it in . Most time they are angry . When a man rapes a child it hurts . When a woman does this most time they don't hurt you . We need to not let our children spend the *** anywhere if U have a man who is not father watch your children .
@iriAstarte, it said she was 18 smoked and drove a car
she was 10, and it didnt hit her until college.....she liked gettin that klit licked....sounds like she found a boyfriend that could do it just as good & didnt need that lady-tongue no more......but she let that ride all through high school......wow
hahahahahahahhaha!! You took the words right out of my mouth @ shardy
*** Thatss Crazieee.
*takes a wild guess*
*thinks it was Tina Knowles*
I know Tina remembers 1970 better than i do.... *wink wink*
children are innocent and easily taken advantage of
beyonce knowles = when child molesting goes on too long
Tina, I am tired of you hiding being your dumb southern accent..
you know who you are and what you did and you will not rest until every stone is unturned by me, personally.
i know the knowles like hacking computers and phones so they can always know what goes on inside my home
Mathew Knowles aint innocent either
he remembers 1970 and will reap what he has sown
Mathew thinks he is a gangster but i know better ones
Mathew, there is no statute of limitations on murder, fool - i got u
better bring your security around my hood
You need to spend less time obsessing about Beyonce and spend more time with real people that have faced real issues
How the *** are you gonna judge Vanessa Williams or anyone for that matter, on when they want to disclose their abuse??
Vanessa Williams has written an auto-biography with her mother, ther-fcuking-fore, this type of personal disclosure is pertinent
Some people are too fcuking dumb for words
Wow visit "TRUTH STOP PLAYING" ON YOUTUBE. A EYE OPENER
The nasty *** that did the molesting is only 8 years older than Vanessa, so her *** is probably still alive
Nessa should have given out her real name, shame that hoe
Good for you Vanessa for having the courage to state it
@Light Louisianian ctfu... you're such an #As.sHole.
I remembered my Ex told me she got molested by her brother when she was little but never told anyone. It was crazy cause the next day she introduced me to him; I didn't know if i should hug him or slug him
LMAO@LIGHTCREOLE sadly that is too often the truth!!!...
AND @ISIS STOP trying to make excuses for the FEMALE POPULATION saying "most times when females molest they don't hurt you" that is a LIE!!!....FEMALES CAN BE JUST AS PERVERTED AND DAMAGING AS MEN THAT MOLEST!!!...Most FEMALES just think they're SLICK about it and yes many do get away with it because OTHER FEMALES LIKE YOU ignore their sick behaviors and make excuses for them!!!...
@ISIS STOP trying to make excuses for the FEMALE POPULATION saying "most times when females molest they don't hurt you" that is a LIE!!!....FEMALES CAN BE JUST AS PERVERTED AND DAMAGING AS MEN THAT are PEDOPHILES and MOLEST or RAPE CHILDREN!!!...Most FEMALES just think they're SLICK about it and yes many do get away with it because OTHER FEMALES LIKE YOU ignore their sick behaviors and make excuses for them!!!...
that's scary. you can't trust anyone with your kids :(
Right but we all remember the penthouse pics though! Not saying that it didn't happen just sayin' you wasn't all traumatized like you making it sound.
@LightSkinnedLouisian a kill yaself its ppl like u that keep racism goin just cause ur skin is light does not mean u are pretty get that through ur nappy head...
SN...We gotta stick together ppl
@The Proverbial Hater I wanted to hurt him but she said it happened years ago but for me it happened when she told me. Plus her dad never knew and she didn't want to break his heart by telling him his son was molesting his daughter #awkward
To be totally honest out of all the close girlfriends I have had over the years from H.S to college through my 10yr career with the same company I have never met a woman who has not been touched in appropriately at some time during their childhood. One of my redneck coworkers told me her grandfather died in jail while serving a sentence for raping her. My guy come from a big family of nothings. He has a habit of leaving his 2 beautiful daughters with his sister. Only problem is his sister has 4 grown azz sorry sons that still live with her several days out the week. It depend on when this & that jumpoff get tired of them laying around & put them out. I pray everytime those girls are over there but u can't tell a man nothing. THEY FAM! THEY WOULD NEVER HURT MY GIRLS. Most people are molested by FAM!!!!
Anyone that comes in here with anything but sympathy for this woman, is a *** fool.
She deserves our deepest compassion. REGARDLESS of if you think shes using it to promote a book,she was
STILL molested. So was Jill Scott, and so was I.
It happens when parents are unsuspecting, or dont do the necessary monitoring of their children. Or just are not there period!
There is no excuse for such a sick form of behavior, these people are the pariahs of our society. Its MESSED up how they will put you
in jail over a petty crime for life, but pedophiles get realized and can live among the rest of us, as long as they register as a *** offender. Why do these animals even have rights? They dont deserve a second chance.
Released*** GOD help this world, cos its not getting any better.
wow! you have to talk to your childen, pray over them and assure them to tell someone they trust so these monsters will get exposed if this happens to them, no matter who it is. this is just sick!!!
Awww that sad
*stays prepared for battle*
Its good she was able to break her silence on the abuse no matter how delayed. Sadly enough most molesters dont look the part, they're always people their victims think they can trust.
JUST AN EXCUSE TO CROSSOVER!! I KNOW ALL BLACK WOMEN ARE *** THEY LEAD ANY OTHER RACE IN THE *** COMMUNITY!! SO WHO CARES AND I AM SURE IT WAS SOME UGLY A$$ DARK SKIN CARPET MUNCHER, WITH LIPS THE SIZE OF BAG CLIPS WANTED TO DO THAT!!!!
I WILL NEVER LET MY KIDS BE AROUND ANY BLACK FAMILIES, THEY ALL DO THAT NASTY ISH!!! LOOK @ ALL THE THREADS WHERE THEY SHOWED BLACK WOMEN WITH THEIR TONGUES IN THEIR KIDS MOUTH PLAYING TONSIL HOCKEY WITH LITTLE BOYS EVEN DOWN TO JADA, AND WIZ'S MOM!!! BLACK WOMEN ARE NASTY AND THEY START FROM YOUNG!!! I KEEP SAYING BLACK KIDS NEED TO BE RAISED BY WHITE MOTHER'S NOT BLACK!! THE WORLD WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE!!!
#BLACK PARENTING AT IT'S BEST
ALL UP IN YA!!
I'm confused because the Miss America crown was taken away from her for posing in nude pics with another woman and the pics looked like they were engaging in some naughty naughty. If she was so traumatized about it why would she take pics like that in a major magazine?
@ divaonadime obsess over beyonce? Umm yea okay. You rarely see me in a beyonce thread. And when you do I state my opinion and keep it moving. But speaking of obsession why are you responding to MY post? I didn't judge her I said her timing is weird, just in time to get ppl interested and want to BUY the book. Its all about money. I don't know if it did or didn't happen and can't say I really care. But what I DO know is that these ppl listen to their publicists and managers and will do and say ANYTHING to make a buck even though they are already well off. I'm not changing my opinion I find it a huge coincidence that every time a celeb is promoting a book they then are comfortable speaking about being molested. Why now? I think I know why. But I also KNOW that I don't give a flying f*ck what you think. So poof, pow, be gone b*tch. Go back to licking beyonve's vulva cause I'm not taking applications. Kay?
I'd like to know when MTO is going to ban light louisianian. I think MTO is perpetuating the hate by letting this fool spew hate all over their website. Do something MTO.
Vanessa Williams is not alone statistics say 1 in 3 girls...1 in 3! So if you can count then most everyone you come in contact with can claim this type of abuse by some person who had authority over them while growing up. Sadly enough 1 in 6 men are also sexually abused and it is most often times the people entrusted to care for the child whether it be parents,cousins,uncles,aunts,grandpas,coaches,priests and those good ole friends. Keep talking to the children,because it's just the SAD times we are living in and so maybe that's why male 3rd graders be packin Gats in school and female 3rd graders dance so suggestively. Hum!! I do wonder?
Guess her friend, Nancy, wasn't hot enough
Barbectee you sound dumb as ***. I really need to quit this site. If you have so much
dirt on the Knowles' why hasn't your *** azz gone to the cops already? Crack hoe.
Sorry Nessa LIKES girls. That's sooo freakin obvious. She was VERY comfortable
getting the cl*t licked in Playboy/Penhouse or whatever the hell she posed in.
This happens so often, when I first started working at the hospital I'm at we had a 4 month old come in with vaginal and anal trauma.. She wont even be able to poop on her own and her step dad did that too her. Molestation is nothing people wanna say they went through because they're embarrassed.
Vanessa molested us by showing the world her *** and her titties. Gurl don't nobody care about your childhood *** experience.
@Angrier Kitty - Tell 'em about it! I can't say if she was or wasn't molested but Vanessa Williams is full of it because does she talk in her book about the pictures that got her Miss America title taken away from her @ss that were posted back in the day of her licking a white girls ***! She blamed that on cheese and wine, yea okay! Vanessa stop trying to sell books by gaining peoples sympathy, that's a new low for you!
LMFAO @ This dumb skank Angrier Kitty - Co-Signing with herself (ROSEisaRose - yeah ***, it's that obvious, you don't need to be Einstein to see that)
at least have the intelligence not to write in the same fcuking way AND say the same ***, under 2 aliases 'YEA OKAY!" LMFAO
You must of give a real *** about my opinion to leave me a long *** message under Angrier Kitty, then sign in to re-inforce your point under another alias,
Just keep *** *** ***, it ain't that serious!
NO WAY will I waste anymore fcuking time with to you, you've proved you're a fcuking idiot, on too many levels.
@ diva aww I got myself a little fan don't I? I don't get the ppl that come and leave "gansta" comments "after hours" you a thug on the low? LMFAO but I see what it is now cause random ppl just keep coming @ me sideways. It's kinda cute that I'm such a threat that all these actions are being taken in hopes of me disappearing. Don't know who this rose person is and don't care and please you read everything I type and you not putting nobody "on" to me. The agreeing with me in every thread was too obvious for whoever created the account though. So now diva (lol) you want some come get some but not @ 2 in the morning fraidy cat, I'm sleeping then. Kay?
I don't get Nessa for this one. She was 10. Old enough to know better and to get help. She was fine with it when it happened. Now she wants to get sympathy and sell a book.