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Vanessa Williams molested at 10, she reveals in memoir

April 6, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Actress Vanessa Williams is opening up about the sexual abuse she suffered at the age of 10. Williams describes what happened in her upcoming memoir.

Williams says she was visiting family friends in California when their 18-year-old daughter sexually abused her.

Williams says she kept the incident to herself for years, not realizing until college that she had been molested.

In an interview with People magazine, Williams said she talked about the abuse with her kids so they would know what to look for.