Angela Bassett who is "Black Hollywood" royalty recently opened up about being fondled as a child by a man her mother was involved with.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, she opened up about the horrifying experience she encountered.

Fortunately, it wasn't a complete assault, it was fondling, but it was devastating enough for a child who's 12 or 13. And thankfully to have a mother who could tell as soon as light broke that this happened and for her to expel him…That she heard me, believed me and did something about it, I think was so empowering for me as a young teen, as a young woman.

Bassett who is a mother of 13 year-old twins to her husband Courtney Vance is teaching them about the importance of setting boundaries and making them aware of being in a situation when somebody says "no" they mean "no."

If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual abuse you can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline 24/7 at 800-656-4673

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