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(AURN) -- Actress and former Miss America Vanessa Williams has spoken out about being molested by an 18-year-old girl when she was only ten-years-old and how it's had a negative impact on her psychologically.
Vanessa Williams opened up on Oprah's Master Class and spoke about a traumatic summer before she entered the fifth grade, when a much older 'cool girl' performed oral sex on her when she was staying with her friend's family's friends in California.
Williams said, "At age 10, I had no idea what it was, but I know it felt good. And I know I shouldn't say anything."
Williams says that the incident sexualized her at an inappropriately early age and that in a way it took away some of her innocence.
"Had that not happened in my life and had I had an opportunity to have a normal courtship with a boyfriend at 16 or whatever... there wouldn't have been that shame that was always haunting me. It made me more sexually promiscuous and more sexually curious at a younger age than I should have been."
Vanessa Williams also discussed the incident in her memoir, You Have No Idea.
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