Vanessa Williams Abortion Revelation

April 18, 2012

Vanessa Willians’ abortion revelation may come as a shocker to her fans. The actress is writing an autobiography and that is not the only shocking thing you will learn about Vanessa.


Vanessa Williams has always been one of my favorites. She has the voice of an angel and I grew to love her acting in Ugly Betty. I knew about her becoming the first black Miss America, and all of the hate she got from “not being black enough” but never really knew too much about her personal life.

With the release of her new book, Vanessa is doing press and just appeared on ABC’s Nightline, where she revealed that she had an abortion at 18 and was also molested at the age of 10 by an 18 year old female friend.

She said:

“Being pregnant is the most frightening thing that happens in your life. I knew in high school that’s something that I was not prepared to do, or fight, or struggle with…’I think I was highly sexualized because I was in fifth grade and I had this experience.”

Vanessa says she was always honest with her children, Melanie, 24, Jillian, 22, Devin, 19 and Sasha 11 and embraces and uses those experiences to teach her children.

She explained: “It was part of my journey that led me to them and to where I am today.”

Vanessa’s book “You Have No Idea” goes into great detail about her life and the things that made her who she is today.

She also has a few great interviews out there with People magazine and Fox, so you can get more info there.

The full interview airs on ABC’s Nightline on Tuesday night at 11:35 p.m. EST.

Are you shocked to learn about Vanessa Williams’ abortion?


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