I didn't. Apparently the author of The Color Purple had an affair with singer Tracy Chapman back in the mid 1990's. Anyway, I was trolling my favorite message board and came across this nugget about Alice and her daughter Rebecca.
That was ALL OVER Brooklyn when the affair was going on. When Alice Walker and Tracy Chapman broke up (it was ugly) Tracy pulled her money out of her (Alice's) daughter Rebecca's cyber cafe and got the marshals to come in and seize the equipment. Rebecca's girlfriend posted a letter on the front of the gated up establishment cursing Tracy Chapman out and outing her. It was a scandal. Here is a picture of Rebecca. PSSST.... according to the message board, lesbian Rebecca has had several abortions and felt unloved by her mom.