Helping someone else, led Tisha Campbell-Martin to reveal a story that she has never shared publicly. During an appearance on The Daily Helpline, the 45-year-old actress revealed that she was raped at 3 years old.
Campbell-Martin shared her story while trying to help another rape victim. “You can no longer be a victim,” she told the woman. “You have to be victorious at this point. You can’t play the victim because at this point, and I’m not saying this to put you down or anything. What I’m saying is that he is winning, and you are allowing him to win. You are making a conscious decision to harm yourself, to hurt yourself and allow this person to still have dominion over your life. You can’t do that anymore.”
As she went forward, Campbell-Martin got personal. “The reason why I can absolutely say this to you without judgment or anything else is, and this is the first time I have ever admitted this on camera in front of millions of people is that I too have been a victim of the same thing,” continued the mom of two. “When I was three I was raped, by an older person. Now, I knew as child I did nothing wrong and that this wasn’t my fault, but I have found forgiveness in the guilt that I might’ve had. I felt like, did I pull this in? Did I do something? At three years old? No. It’s a heinous crime.”
The onetime Martin star, is one of many celebrity abuse survivors.
Watch video of her appearance below.