Keke Palmer opened up about being a victim of sexual abuse during a live Facebook Chat this week.
"At the end of the day, [success] wasn't handed to me. At the end of the day, the cards were against me. At the end of the day, I did grow up on Section 8. At the end of the day, I have experienced abuse, sexual abuse,"the 23-year-old "Scream Queens" actress said.
Palmer got emotional when recalling her childhood in Robbins, Illinois, and admitted that her book "I Don't Belong to You: Quiet the Noise and Find Your Voice" reveals a lot of the tragedies she endured as a youth before moving to Los Angeles to pursue acting.
"So many people watch my career and sit back and think they can't do the things I can do because they think I came from a privileged lifestyle," she said. "I'm trying to let y'all know immediately, I've been through some s--t. Some real s--t, ya'll. I didn't come from glitter and glow."
Palmer discussed her tight-knit family. "I have experienced turmoil in my family," she said. "We have a strong bond but we've been through some s--t. The reality is it doesn't matter where you're from, it doesn't matter who you are, it doesn't matter what your daddy did to you or what your mama did to you. It matters what you do with yourself, and that is the reality."
Palmer's book "I Don't Belong to You: Quiet the Noise and Find Your Voice" has a Jan. 31, 2017 release date.
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