“He violated me. I never told anybody. I just buried it as deeply as I could and kept people at an arms length. I never really let a person get too close to me. I could have been married years ago, but I had a commitment issue,” Latifah says in the latest issue of Essence magazine marking her 3,799th appearance in the magazine.
I commend Latifah for baring her soul. Violation is a deep and private hurt and often leaves one feeling alone...however with love, faith, and acceptance coping with the after effects of sexual abuse is a reality.