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,
Check out the clip below.