Cheryl Burke Opens Up About Being Molested As A Child On TLC's Breaking the Silence — Read Her Shocking Story
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: