DWTS’ Cheryl Burke Says She Was Molested As A Child

- By Bossip Staff Categories: In White Folks News, Jesus Take The Wheel, News

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Damn, this is deep:

‘Dancing With the Stars” hoofer Cheryl Burke is breaking her silence on being molested by a family friend when she was 5 years old. It’s a horror she relives daily — and she fears for her safety now that her tormentor is out of prison and roaming the streets.

“It was lots of touching,” Burke, 26, tells People magazine about her molester — a retired mailman who would often pick her up from school and do odd jobs around her family’s house in Atherton, Calif. “He would pull my pants down in his van or he would touch me in the living room while [her caregiver] Ima was in the kitchen cooking,” she says.

The man was eventually arrested after trying to sexually assault Burke’s stepsister and her friend. Burke, who was then 6 years old, testified against him in court. “That was the scariest moment of my life,” she tells People (the issue hits newsstands today). The man was convicted and sentenced to more than 20 years in prison. “I felt disgusted with myself for the longest time,” Burke says, adding that she still recoils when she sees mailmen or vans that look like the van her molester drove.

“I knew what he did was wrong, but I wanted this older man’s affection,” she says. And now that he’s out of prison, Burke is extremely wary. “It creeps me out,” she says. “My worst nightmare is to run into him. Not until he dies will I be able not to worry.”

Burke opens up about the abuse in her new book, “Dancing Lessons,” in which she also discusses abusive boyfriends — including one who beat her with a belt, leaving her with “huge welts.”

SMH. Hopefully she’s moving forward and choosing better men…so sad.

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  • I Am Legend ( Allergic To Darkies)

    Sorry to hear that… but on another note she could get it

    • MISS ME WIT DAT BULLSH#T

      SHE DON’T WANT IT!!!

    • Curious1 aka Flawless Beauty

      They may as well have posted a pic of her with her legs spead eagle and tooting her booty..talking about The Mailman delivered…

      And bunk this because..Asian Phillipino parent and a YT parent…WHY would they allow their day’em Mailman to pick their kid up from school…I thought they said Asian like parents were supposed to be so much more cognitively evolved than the average Bohemian American parent…And why would this 5 yr old girl need some Old azz mailman to show his attentiona nd affection for her…What was missing at home..

      lastly…where the hayle is that HUGE RING OchoCinco brought this Golddigger.???

      This story needs major clarification

    • MSThicky

      don’t nobody want your diQQ-in-the-boody self!

    • bcgh

      :P :P :P I love this , i lov e my b oyfriend, he is a nice guy !.

      i met him via —– Bla c k’w h it e’F li rts. C” 0- M—-

      The most successful interra cial da t ing c lub. If you are still waiting for your sweet “milk” or “chocolate”, don’t hesitate to check it !! Don’t let your babies wait too long for you !!

    • korvette

      I am A Legend, U funny

  • Lacey

    It’s so weird how you don’t remember what you ate for dinner when you were 5 or every day things but things like this stick in your memory for life, one man’s quick thrills, one girls life memory. smh.

    • Mr Fantastic

      Do you remeber your first weave? And what it was like for you? Puting that fake hair on your head and wishing that you were white? Boy what a feeling huh?

    • Lacey

      Dude, you take your time out to insult the fact I wear weave. YES every black woman from beyonce to gabriel union who wear weave wish they were white. Ofcourse they do ¬_¬

    • grantwriter

      You need serious help.

  • MISS ME WIT DAT BULLSH#T

    Sounds like she should have had intense therapy, so that she could address what happen, and so that she will know she was in no way at fault for what that sick bas tard did.

  • Bunny(formerly Angel/UrHeiness)

    Sorry to hear,thought she was older than 26 & she looks awesome in this pic above?

    Btw,not trying to be cold nor anything but is DWTS about to begin a new season because I find it strange for her to feel the need to confess this publicly…just saying

    • UssRa!

      She has a book coming out..This is all PR…and DWTS will be back @ the end of march

  • It's Me

    That is messed up, now she prolly have bad feelings about guys. Sorry that happen to her butt damn she is a cute woman.

  • severine

    That woman is ugly! Who is she??

    And sorry but she gets no props for telling the world her childhood molestation story. Half of black women, if not more, have been molested at some point in their childhood. Ain’t no one trying to interview them.

    Sit down Cheryl, you ain’t that unique (but that pic of you SHO IS UGLY!!)

  • DAYWALKER (THE DAYDREAM!!!)

    I’d beat her, but I wouldn’t use a belt to do it with…. :wink:

    Heyy, BUNNY!! :smile: :wink: :smile:

    • Bunny(formerly Angel/UrHeiness)

      LOL hey Daywalker,sup boo? how’s it going this morning?

  • Witchcraft

    I never heard of this woman before, chicks always trying to get attention by telling their molestation stories
    sometimes I even wonder if they were really molested
    and if she is all that ashamed she would never be telling the whole world of it now

  • TheBryanJ

    That’s truly sad.. On another note, she can get the bizness like six times a day.

  • http://bossip GAT TURNER buuudddat!!!!

    Dianetics would help her…

  • G.M.

    this b1tch is bad…flat stomach, fit shape and i bet that pu$$y tight, too…daddy like lol

  • http://www.bossip.com black men are SCUM & ANIMALS

    BLACK MEN ARE TRUE SCUM. HERE IS A WOMAN TALKING ABOUT HAVING HER INNOCENCE TAKEN AWAY,AND ALL YOU VULTURES CAN TALK ABOUT IS HOW YOU WANT 2 MATE W/HER.

    I HOPE WHAT HAPPENED TO HER HAPPENS TO ALL OF YOU SO CALLED MEN!

  • RazeKane

    This molestation crap is such a common occurence with these celebrities these days its almost like the norm. Now she can write her book, which is also the norm with this type of revelation.

  • Tricia

    She is half white and half Filipina and seems to be a really nice young lady. Sexual abuse of children is nothing to joke about.

  • UssRa!

    This is all Publicity for her book thats about to be released…And for sympathy from DWTS voters

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