During a discussion on CBS’ “The Talk,” about Chrissy Metz and Tina Turner revealing they have forgiven their abusers, Sheryl Underwood emotionally shares how she can relate.
“You look at the situation as being completely dark,” says Underwood.
“I was sexually abused when I was very, very little and raped and emotionally abused. I didn’t have the best life with my mother, but I had no other choice but to forgive and those that took advantage of me sexually…because if I didn’t forgive them, that darkness would come inside of me and I didn’t want it. I could not survive with that hatred in my heart.”
Underwood adds how her faith and comedy helped her through the pain.
“Comedy was the thing that really helped me. Having a sense of humor and then using that so that I could be strong enough to be a hero to anybody else that was going through something…I really wanted to make people laugh…I just wish that someone would’ve done for me sooner what I plan to do for everyone.”
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Eve Says She’d ‘never, ever make fun of’ DUI Like Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan is now a spokesperson for Lawyers.com and makes fun of her DUIs. The hosts discuss if it’s irresponsible for Lohan to make light of something so serious.
Sharon Osbourne says: “This is what she’s got to do to make a living. I’m sure this wasn’t at the top of her ambition list when she was growing up.” Eve adds, “I get what she is trying to do in the commercial…but I have had a DUI, I’ve had one and I would never, ever make fun of it, because I could have killed someone and that is the truth. For me, I think it could have been a little more cautionary, just a bit. It is a serious situation.”
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THE TALK is the daily destination to hear fresh perspectives, insightful conversations, and dig deeper into the biggest headlines and topics that impact viewers at home. This season, there’s even more to TALK about, and you never know what the show’s hosts – Julie Chen, Eve, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, and Sheryl Underwood – will be saying. THE TALK airs at 2pm ET / 1pm PT