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Tyler Perry To Appear On Oprah, Talks Childhood Rape

 


Famed director Tyler Perry will appear on Oprah Wednesday to give what he calls his “most in depth interview ever.”

Perry will join Winfrey to discuss the abuse he endured growing up as a child, from rape by both male and female relatives to sexual abuse at the hands of a church member.

The actor and playwright has previously discussed his traumatic childhood but took to his Twitter account to say that this account would be much more detailed.

This Wednesday, October 20th, I will be on The Oprah Show doing the most in depth and revelatory interview I have ever done.”


Perry is said to describe the day he was raped as the day he “died” and will discuss when he contemplated suicide to end his pain.

The Oprah Winfrey shows airs weekdays at 4 p.m.

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  • Ms. Gottabody

    WOW! very brave. my heart goes out 2 him (o yeah 1st)

  • Ms Tash Renee

    Tears come to my eyes, that’s scary to relive an terrifying incedent in your llife as a child, it brings a lump in my throat and pain in my heart, your bringing to those who have went through that torture the strength to overcome all the pain from any type of abuse a person has went through much love to you tyler

  • john

    I already knew this. That is why he is gay.

    • DollBaby1o1

      I am a black woman AND a psychic and Tyler has so much love for me that YOU obviously can’t imagine.

      That’s sad for you, because it feels good to feel loved by Tyler Perry.

      I LOVE YOU TOO TYLER!!!!!

  • @mytwocents…..UR AN IDIOT!!!! DON’T SUPPORT HIM THEN…TURN YA HEAD STUPID AZZ

  • @john…..ur gay…ur dumb A$$…why do u have to label him…lable urself dipped shyt bytch

  • Hope Day

    THANK U REGINA I WAS ABOUT TO SAY THE SAME THING!!!
    I love u Tyler and i know u love black women, besides u is still makin money no matter what these stupid a-(jk) say!

  • Candy4yuu

    Alll I can say is ,”I LOVE TYLER PERRY”, and WISH HIM ALLLL THE BEST in all his endeavors! kudos Tyler Perry, Godbless you.

  • MISSVALZ

    GOD BLESS YOU TYLER PERRY, PEOPLE WISH THEY HAD THE COURAGE TO FACE THERE DEMONS. AND I PERSONALLY DONT CARE WHO TYLER PERRY SLEEPS WITH I AM A FAN OF YOUR WORK. HATERS KEEP HATING.

  • browneyz

    Tyler I think you are a very smart and creative person and you are definitely proof that you can do annything no matter what youve been through

  • JL

    Our people can be so ignorant. Who cares if Tyler is gay or not. This man has had a horrible past and Im glad he found his way out and Im thankful to Oprah for allowing him to verbally confess in an open forum. He is truely blessed and to have a friend in Oprah is incredible. Keep your head to the sky Tyler; theres no need to tell you why…you already know.

  • Hey Tyler i think your are a smart person and very brave to move on what happened.

  • sanquenette

    HAPPY AND PROUD THAT GOT IT OFF YOUR CHEST AND 1 MORE THING JUST KEEP UP THE GREAT GIFT GOD GAVE U AND ALWAYS PUT HIM 1st!!!!!!!

  • Beverly Brown

    I hope this helps to set you free from the pain, embarrasment and anquish. This will at least help others to face the reality of letting others know that it is wrong to ABUSE others!! I hope GOD can forgive the people who hurt you and hope you can move on to be more productive and feel better! Sometimes we are chosen to be an example for others. In what way? I don’t know, but if you can at least try an over come this act of taking your privacy to another level and not giving you the opportunity to say YES or NO! I’m hoping more can be done to people who violate anyone PRIVACY! I’m MAD for all the Tyler’s especially the ones who can’t help themselves!!! MAY YOU HAVE PEACE MY BROTHER!!!

  • Candy4yuu

    MISSVALZ…AMEN!

  • MISSVALZ

    Memphis10 WHY YOU WANT MR. PERRY TO COME OUT OF THE CLOSET? YOU WANT HIM, WOULD THAT MAKE YOU COME OUT THE CLOSET? NOW THAT WAS MEAN RIGHT? WELL THATS HOW YOU SOUND.

  • angie

    I NOT SURE IF TYLER IS GUY ARE NOT BECAUSE THAT WON’T STOP ME AND MY FAMILY FROM LOVING AND SUPPORTING HIM . I JUST WISH HE BE HONST ABOUT THAT FACT WITH HIS FANS BECAUSE IF YOU LOVE AND CARE FOR SOMEONE IT DON’T MATTER WHAT OR WHO THEY SLEEP WITH.

  • Marshallaw

    Tyler Perry is just what the world needs. A black male that elavates black women, come on in Why?, he showed us success and made me proud!!!

  • Mikey

    Are you gay? If not, then you have no idea what you’re talking about. People ARE born gay. Some don’t realize they are gay until later in life. Society has nothing to do with it. Go spread your lies somewhere else, idiot.