Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Billy Porter Recounts Sexual Abuse by Stepfather

Last week celebrity trainer Shaun T admitted he had been sexually molested by his stepfather when he was 8 years old [click here if you missed that]. 

In a recent interview actor Billy Porter admits he too, was molested by his stepfather...

...When he was 7, his mom remarried. (He never really knew his father, for whom he is named.) Following one late-night "birds and bees" conversation, his stepfather began sexually abusing him. Porter says it occurred at least twice a week for five years.
"As a child, I became a grown man. In my mind, I lived that experience as if it was an affair. Because it was loving, it was nurturing, it was confusing. 'Cause it was touch. It was what I needed; it was the illusion of care, of a big, strong man caring for me. Still, to this day, I'm not okay."