“You Can’t Play The Victim”: Tisha Campbell-Martin Reveals That She Was Raped At The Age Of 3

August 7, 2014  |  

We told you about this new advice show, The Daily Helpline, last week when Brandy was a guest and spoke openly and vulnerably about hoping to find love before it’s too late. Someone else who has appeared on the new Fox show since is Tisha Campbell-Martin, and she too opened up in a way that we’ve never seen her do before. While giving a woman who was a victim of sexual assault some heartfelt advice, she revealed that she has gone through the same feelings and struggles the young woman had because she was also sexually abused at one point in her life.

“You can no longer be a victim. You have to be victorious at this point. You can’t play the victim because at this point, and I’m not saying this to put you down or anything. What I’m saying is that he is winning, and you are allowing him to win. You are making a conscious decision to harm yourself, to hurt yourself and allow this person to still have dominion over your life. You can’t do that anymore. The reason why I can absolutely say this to you without judgment or anything else is, and this is the first time I have ever admitted this on camera in front of millions of people is that I too have been a victim of the same thing. When I was three I was raped, by an older person. Now, I knew as child I did nothing wrong and that this wasn’t my fault, but I have found forgiveness in the guilt that I might’ve had. I felt like, did I pull this in? Did I do something? At three years old? No. It’s a heinous crime.”

You can check out Martin’s very brave admission below:

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