Vanessa Williams Reveals Childhood Molestation In Memoir

Actress-singer-beauty queen Vanessa Williams has a shocking revelation for her fans: She was abused by a female family friend when she was just 10 years old.

The Desperate Housewives star describes the incident in her upcoming memoir You Have No Idea, which she co-wrote with her mother, Helen.

In the latest issue of People magazine, Williams details how an 18-year-old family friend named Susan visited her in the middle of the night during a sleepover.

“She told me to lie down on the rug. I was confused. Are we going to play a game? As I tried to make sense of it, Susan pulled down the bloomers of my cotton baby-doll pajamas. ‘What are you doing?’ I asked. ‘Don’t worry – it’ll feel good,’ (Susan said).” Williams says Susan also admonished her not to tell anyone what had happened.