WATCH: Tisha Campbell details rape at 3 years old and the memory that ‘makes me sick’
Article By Jacqueline Butler // EEW Magazine // Sexual Assault
An actress and singer best known for her work on the Fox sitcom Martin has shared the graphic details of her childhood rape when she was just three years old.
He was the babysitter for Tisha Campbell and her brothers according to the 50-year-old who opened up during a TV One interview, describing the child rapist as “somebody very close to us.”
On the fateful day when it happened, the “Bold and the Beautiful” star said, “He was watching me and my brothers, and I remember us watching TV.”
But things took a turn for the worst when she misbehaved and was informed by the babysitter that she was in big trouble. “I thought I was getting a spanking,” she said. But instead, he told her to “get in the room.”
Once inside the room, she said it was dark. The perverse authority figure made her lie down and remove her clothing. He left the room momentarily and then returned.
“I was so scared. I was shaking, and I remember him bringing back Crisco,” she said—what he used to lubricate himself.
To this day, Campbell said the smell of Crisco shortening “makes me sick to my stomach.”
Campbell, who got emotional while recalling the horrid act of violence, said her rapist was unable to penetrate vaginally, so he told her to turn over.
“I remember my spirit escaping my body and hovering over and watching what was happening,” she said, unable to cope.
“I felt myself hurl myself into a corner and ball up, and I think I blacked out, because the next thing I remember was the pain, and I was back in my body,” she added.
The next day, after her father noticed her limping and asked why, Campbell admitted what happened. Unfortunately, there were no consequences for the one who assaulted her.
“I didn’t even know how to react, how to respond,” said her mom, Mona Campbell, who was around 18 at the time.
Back in 2015, Campbell, once a victim, now an overcomer, said she received a five-page apology letter from her rapist.
“When the letter arrived, it blessed me,” she previously revealed on Twitter. “It allowed me to forgive, and I'm so incredibly grateful.”
Watch Campbell share the heartbreaking story.