Tyler Perry visited the Oprah Show yesterday to discuss being molested and physically abused during his childhood. A few excerpts are below.
His first sexual experience happened at age 6 with a male neighbor and his next sexual experience happened with a male nurse, then a male at church. “Then there was the man in the church who used God and the bible to justify a lot of the things that were going on. That was my first sexual appearance – this man performing oral sex on me as a boy.”
At age 10, his mother’s female friend seduced him with sexy lingerie. While Tyler attempted to get out of the bedroom, the woman took the key. He explained, “I come over to get it and she puts it inside of herself and she tells me to get it, so I get the key but I feel my body betraying me, because I felt an erection. She pulled me on top of her and I was inside of her, so my first sexual experience with a woman … that was it.”
On November 5, 2010, Perry is returning to the show to help 200 abused men. Full recap here.