Columbus Short Reveals He Was Molested By Babysitter As A Child, Says He’s Praying For R. Kelly

Columbus Short


Columbus Short Reveals He Was Molested By Babysitter As A Child, Says He’s Praying For R. Kelly

Columbus Short has shared some personal experiences he’s had to overcome via an Instagram video Wednesday (Jan. 9). The actor pulled over to reveal he was molested as a kid and also advocate moving toward more conversations around people speaking up about being sexually abused.

So I was just talking to a friend of mine, and you know, this R. Kelly stuff is really affecting people in a lot of different ways. I had to pull over because I got a little emotion; because, I found out R. Kelly was molested by his sister. It’s sad, it doesn’t justify anything he’s done as an adult man. But I was molested by my babysitter, and she, she would make me do things that were really uncomfortable. I was scared to speak out, but I’m not scared anymore. I think it’s time in our community the only way to heal it, is to speak on it. I’m a talented man that was touched. It affect me in ways I can’t even explain.


In the caption attached to the video he added,

It’s time to speak out. It’s a lot of us. But it’s not how we start it’s how we FINISH. #SecretsBlockHealing #HurtPeopleHurtPeople #LetsSlayOurDemons #LetsHeal #LetsChangeTogether #PrayingForRKelly

Check out the clip below.


Authored by: Andre Palmer