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Queen Latifah: I was sexually abused

entertainment Updated: Jun 10, 2009 17:13 IST

Rapper-turned-actress Queen Latifah has for the first time revealed that she was a victim of sexual abuse as a child.

The beauty said that a teenage babysitter preyed upon her, adding that the incident left her unable to form relationships as an adult, reports

The Sun


Latifah, 39, told


magazine: "He violated me. "I never told anybody. I just buried it as deeply as I could and kept people at an arms length. I never really let a person get too close to me. "I could have been married years ago, but I had a commitment issue."

The 39-year-old’s work in music, film and television has earned her a Golden Globe award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Image Awards, a Grammy Award, six additional Grammy nominations, an Emmy Award nomination and an Academy Award nomination.