Tyler Perry recently admitted to being molested by an older woman when he was younger, along with being abused by family. Tyler Perry wrote an open letter to his fans and discussed how he was abused and molested by an older woman as a child:
I couldn’t have been more than 10 years old when I went over to play with her son and Matchbox cars. She opened the door in skimpy lingerie. There was a man sitting on the couch, smoking. She told me that her son was in the bedroom. I was there playing with him about 20 minutes when I heard the man arguing with her. He said he was leaving and slammed the door. She came into the bedroom and told me that I had to go home. She told her son to take a bath and she locked him in the bathroom. I was at the front door trying to get out, when she came in and laid on the sofa and asked me if I wanted the key. I told her I had to go home as it was getting dark. She put the key inside of herself and told me to come get it, pulling me on top of her.
Tyler says his upcoming film “Precious” has given him the courage to come out with things in his past that have haunted him for years.