Tamar Braxton and her sisters have been battling it out over the last few months. The family’s drama came to an explosive peak during the season finale of their show The Braxton Family Values when they were counseled by OWN network TV host Iyanla Vanzant.
Details about Tamar being molested as a child emerged during the show’s taping, without the singer’s approval. She recently opened up about the therapy session and the fact that a secret, she believed no one knew, was exposed by someone in her family.
During an interview with 97.9 The Box, Braxton revealed that she never disclosed her sexual abuse to anyone in her immediate family, so she was stunned when it was brought up during the taping. “As a matter of fact I never talked about it. I didn’t know. No one had a conversation with me about it. I think a family member and then after they told that person [Iyanla Vanzant], that person felt that this was the forum and I was completely blindsided,” she explained.
Despite undergoing such a traumatic experience, Braxton refuses to be shamed. “Although that happened to me I don’t look at myself as a victim I look at myself as victorious because I’m able to get up everyday. I’m able to not put that in the forefront of my mind.”
Braxton also revealed that she was around 6 or 7 when she was first assaulted.
After venting her frustrations about the therapy episode of BFV on The Wendy Williams Show and on social media, Braxton created noneedtbshame.com, a space for others to share their experiences with assault with the fear of judgment.