Monday, March 8, 2021

Tamar Braxton Says She Was ‘Blindsided’ By Molestation Reveal at Iyanla Vanzant Session

*“Season six of “Braxton Family Values” saw the sisters at odds like never-before, and Tamar Braxton wants to further clear up what went down on the two-part season finale.

As previously reported, the Braxton sisters needed some emotional and spiritual support from Iyanla Vanzant after they quit the We TV series [Click here for the backstory].

Iyanla convinced the sisters to appear on her show to try and “fix” their lives but it didn’t go as planned ‘cause Tamar walked off in the middle of filming. She later went on Twitter to blast the life coach, calling Iyanla, “the Devil.”

Braxton then stunned fans when she confessed during a taping of Wendy Williams that she was molested as a child by members of both sides of her family. She explained that she stormed out of the meeting with Iyanla because the therapist was pressing her to talk about it.

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Williams didn’t ask for details about the alleged molestation and Tamar never named names. Ultimately, the confession did not air on TV.

Braxton recently spoke with Houston radio station 97.9 The Box where she claims she never spoke about what happened to anyone and was shocked to discover that the family member went to Iyanla and discussed it before they started the session. Tamar was upset with Vanzant for not coming to her first before forcing her to talk about the experience in front of her family.

“It was never discussed. I didn’t know that anyone knew. I feel like the responsibility was on you [Vanzant] to handle that. To not mention it or not allow it to be said or have a conversation with me first, how about that. I’m mad at everybody.”

Braxton didn’t mention Iyanla’s name during her interview because Vanzant is threatening to sue “BFV” for defamation. She also did not reveal who told Iyanla about the sexual abuse but fans have taken to social media to debate about why it may have been Traci.

Scroll up and listen to the interview via the player above.

In the meantime, the R&B songstress has already confirmed that she will not be back for the next season of “Braxton Family Values”. Tamar is currently starring in a play with Snoop Dogg titled “Redemption of a Dogg.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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