Sheryl Underwood Credits Father for Helping her 'mentally survive' Childhood Sexual Abuse
In wake of the "Leaving Neverland" documentary, Tuesday on "The Talk" Sheryl Underwood gets emotional sharing details of her own childhood sexual abuse. Underwood reveals, "I told everybody. I wanted everyone to see I wasn't bathing, I wasn't wearing pajamas, I was wearing full clothes, double clothes, winter clothes, because I was trying to stop what was happening. My father didn't want to know the details, but then he slowly wanted to know what happened. And what made it so that I could move on was my father saying, 'I'm sorry I didn't listen to you, and I'm sorry I didn't protect my child. I should have listened to you'... When people say, 'Well, I didn't witness it,' you're never going to witness it. They need it to be hidden... so that when you tell someone, you're the liar. But I thank God that my father was slowly coming to a point quick enough for me to mentally survive this."
Air Date: Mar 5, 2019