Tyler Perry To Open Up To Oprah Winfrey About Being Molested
Tyler Perry will discuss his difficult childhood and sexual abuse today with his close personal friend Oprah Winfrey. Deets inside...
“He was beaten, scarred and nearly broken,” the Oprah Winfrey site says, giving a preview of today’s visit. “In a groundbreaking interview, Hollywood mogul Tyler Perry reveals the devastating details of his childhood sexual abuse.”
In a preview, Tyler recalls the day he "died," when he was first molested. He tells Oprah that it happened more than once with men and a woman he was close to. He said he once blacked-out for three days afterward, telling Oprah, "It's so disgusting."
Tyler first discussed his sexual abuse in 2009, when he posted a letter on his website. He was experiencing a flood of memories following a screening of the Oscar-nominated Precious, which he co-produced, including a story of remembering a man in his church who molested him.
He will also be promoting his new movie, the adaptation of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, that comes out in November.