Celebrities came out in numbers at the recent Golden Globes dressed in black in support of abuse victims, R&B singer Mary J Blige being one of them.
She gave a red carpet interview about how she, too, has been an unfortunate victim of abuse, sexual abuse to be more specific, worse still, as a child.
“I’ve had to fight since I was five years old … ever since [the ages of] five to 17 I’ve been going through hell with sexual harassment, By the time I got to the music business it was like, ‘Don’t touch me or I’ll kill you’. I’m actually happy and proud of these women. They’ve been hanging on to these things forever, for God knows how long, and now they’re speaking up and being set free. It’s a beautiful thing for us to see, and for us to support, because we need each other in that way. And they’ve suffered.”
She was nominated for the best-supporting-actress award for her role in Netflix movie, Mudbound, so clearly these unfortunate events only made her stronger, though we can only imagine what she, and other women and men all over the world have had to deal with.