In a recent interview, Queen Latifah opened up for the first time about being a victim of childhood sexual abuse. The actress and singer mentioned that a teenage babysitter preyed on her as a child which manifested into difficulties with her adult relationships. Latifah shared in the new issue of Essence “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.” It was very brave of her to share this now.