June 10, 2011 07:00 AM by Lisa Princ
Dancing with the Stars on ABC fans fell in love with Sugar Ray Leonard last season and after he was eliminated he revealed his sexual abuse. Now, this rough and tough guy explains why he decided to reveal this information in a teary interview. What did he have to say? Keep reading for more…
Dancing With The Stars contestant and boxing legend, Sugar Ray Leonard has spoken out for the first time since he dropped the bombshell about his sexual abuse in his new book. In a recent video interview, the 55 year old star said “I had to get that out because it was killing me inside. I was dying inside. I told no one. I kept this to myself for 37 years. A guy don’t talk about those things, especially me as a fighter. I could have kicked their butts but I didn’t. It was killing me. I’m so glad that I’m releasing this. As painful as it is, it’s okay.”
In an eery passage of his new autobiography, Sugar Ray Leonard revealed “Before I knew it he had unzipped my pants and put his hands and mouth on an area that has haunted me for life.” When he spoke to CNN earlier about this, Sugar Ray got tear filled and almost broke down as he relived the horrific side of what most thought was a glamorous life. In his autobiography, Sugar Ray Leonard also revealed his split personality, his cocaine use, growing up in a home with alcohol abuse, surviving a car crash with his mother and fathering a son – sounds like an interesting read!
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