So sad and scary.
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This takes a lot of courage!
Cheryl Burke was one of a few celebs — like Jessa and Jill Duggar – who shared their story on TLC's Breaking the Silence, a documentary special looking to educate people on child sexual abuse by sharing survivors stories.
The Dancing With The Stars alum revealed:
"I still go through times when I'm down. I don't feel like I'm that strong woman that people think I am today."
The dancer explained that after her father moved to Thailand when she young, Burke's mother remarried. During this time, her mom asked a neighbor who was in his 60s to look after Burke, who was only in kindergarten.
It was this man that took advantage of Cheryl:
J Balvin Cancelled His Miss USA Performance Over Trump's Racist Comments
Univision Dropped Trump's Pageants Completely
Roselyn Sánchez Quit Her Miss USA Hosting Gig
An Angry Donald Released Jorge Ramos' Personal Information
Then NBC Cut All Ties With Trump
All Of Mexico Dropped Out Of Miss Universe
Flo Rida Dropped Out Of Performing At Miss USA
Emmitt Smith Quit Miss USA Too
George Takei Slammed His Same Sex Marriage Stance
Trump Is Even Feuding With Fellow Republican Jeb Bush
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Yet another "Not it!" in the "Who still wants to be Donald Trump's friend?" game!
The Miss USA pageant may still be happening on July 12, but thanks to Trump's racist immigration stance, Univision, NBC, and now every one of its planned hosts will no longer be involved!
Cheryl released an official statement distancing herself from Trump, saying:
It's not hard to believe that Dancing With The Stars has been going strong for so long!
The amazing dance competition show is entering its 20th season, carried along on the backs of its professional dancers.
Sadly, for this upcoming season, several fan favorite pros are departing!!
Just who, you ask, is leaving DWTS officially??
The next season of Dancing With the Stars will be the 10th anniversary! That's so amazing!
Sadly, they'll be missing an important someone…
Cheryl Burke is leaving!!
Say it isn't so! We know she was planning this but we can't believe it's really happening! The veteran dancing pro will be leaving the ABC dance show when her contract is up.
DWTS executive producer Rob Wade said:
Before we've even seen our first elimination, one star is getting ready to pack her bags as veteran dancer Cheryl Burke announced she would be leaving show once the season is over!
The two-time DWTS champ broke the sad news on Good Morning America when she said: