Jeannie Mai is getting candid in regards to the sexual abuse she suffered as a toddler.
“The Actual” co-host opens up about being molested by a member of the family at age 9 in a brand new episode of her KIN Community webseries, “Good day Hunnay”. The years of alleged abuse, by who she says was a 16-year-old cousin who babysat her after college, led to a virtually 10-year falling out together with her mom, Olivia, who initially didn’t consider her.
“I simply keep in mind in the future this particular person sitting very near me, we had been taking part in video video games, and he began to the touch my thigh,” Mai — who first publicly revealed the abuse in September — recollects within the video. She continues, explaining that within the following days, weeks and months, it bought worse, together with her cousin allegedly taking off her garments, exposing himself to her and forcing her to the touch him.
The TV host says that initially, she didn’t know how one can communicate up in regards to the scenario. She then requested her mother to get a brand new babysitter, however Olivia thought they had been simply preventing like regular children. When Mai lastly discovered the phrases to elucidate what was taking place, Olivia was “confused” and “didn’t see something dangerous about him.” Olivia explains that as a result of her nephew’s mother and father had been break up up, she felt “love” for him and took him in as her personal, selecting to consider him as an alternative of her personal daughter.
“I started to get indignant as a result of now I’m telling my mother that he’s taking off my garments, and also you mentioned, ‘I don’t consider you,’” Mai explains to her mother within the clip. “In that second, I used to be about 15. I keep in mind distinctly these phrases, ‘I don’t consider you. He wouldn’t do this. That’s your cousin. That is in your head.’ I felt on my own. I even bought to some extent the place I began to ask myself, ‘Did I think about this stuff?’”
When she was 16, Mai ran away and moved to San Francisco. She didn’t communicate to her mom for eight years, till they reconnected when she was 24. Olivia says she felt “so dangerous” and “responsible” when Mai rehashed the scenario upon exhibiting up at her doorstep, and later went to confront her nephew and threatened to name the police for what he did to Mai. Her daughter didn’t know till they filmed “Good day Hunnay”.
“I need to come over to his home and punch him and I need to put him in jail,” Olivia expresses. “I’m actually sorry. I don’t know what occurred. I don’t know why I beloved that boy.”
“I want you informed me that you simply went to his home. You by no means informed me,” Mai cries within the video. “That proper there may be all I wanted to know, that you simply believed me and also you listened and that you’d go and attempt to do one thing about it. I simply wanted your help. I really feel such as you simply set one thing free inside me since you believed me.”
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