Queen Latifah Opens Up About Sexual Abuse It takes a lot of strength to muster up the energy to open up about the past, especially if the past is anything like Queen Latifah's.
The R&B singer recently spoke about a very disturbing time in her life-s she revealed to “Essence” magazine that she was a victim of sexual abuse as a child. Of the traumatic experience, Latifah tells that she was violated by a teenage babysitter, saying, "He violated me. I never told anybody. I just buried it as deeply as I could and kept people at an arms length.
I never really let a person get too close to me.” She also admits that, because of the abuse, she’s since struggled with commitment. "I could have been married years ago, but I had a commitment issue."