Queen Latifah (real name Dana Owens) has revealed that she was a victim of sexual abuse as a child.
Owens confessed that a male babysitter took advantage of her when she was young.
“He violated me. I never told anybody. I just buried it as deeply as I could and kept people at an arm’s length,” she told Essence.
The star also admitted that her troubled past has caused problems in her relationships as a result.
“I never really let a person get too close to me. I could have been married years ago, but I had a commitment issue,” she added.