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Vanessa Williams News Archive
Who's got the goods?
The Nile River does!
The body of water that originally brought Moses to save his people now has another celebrity on its waves.
Plus her daughter!
Vanessa Williams is one good mommy!
The actress recently philosophized on what it means being a mother and how it has changed her viewpoints on life.
It seems like she truly appreciates having children and it shows by how much compassion and love she gushes during the interview.
Here's what she said:
In Vanessa Williams' new book, written by her and her mom Helen Williams, she gives readers an open and honest look at her life growing up, including sexual abuse, her Miss America pageant scandal, and so much more.
And now, in a recent candid interview, Vanessa opens up about another horrible experience in her life
Getting real with the Williams!
Vanessa Williams and her mother Helen Williams have finally finished their book You Have No Idea: A Famous Daughter, Her No-Nonsense Mother, and How They Survived Pageants, Hollywood, Love, Loss (and Each Other)! Whoa, what a title.
But not all of it is fun and games.
We are very proud of Vanessa Williams.
The actress has bravely come forward and revealed that she was sexually abused as a child.
Vanessa is speaking out about it in interviews, and discuses the issue in her new memoir, You Have No Idea.
She says she was just 10-years-old when she suffered abuse at the hands of the 18-year-old daughter of her parents’ friends, who:
“pulled down the bloomers of my cotton baby-doll pajamas. I lay there paralyzed. What was I going to do?”
But she didn't let the insolence paralyze her for long. She adds that, even though it did inspire some teenage rebellion, it didn't stop her from accomplishing her goals:
“It didn’t paralyse me, and I don’t dwell.”
Opening up about something like this is VERY hard, but bringing the subject into a public conversation can raise awareness for the children that become victims of this sick abuse everyday.
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