Another celebrity has come forward about facing sexual abuse from a Hollywood executive.
Family Matters star Darius McCrary revealed that he was sexually abused as a child, but won’t reveal the identity of his abuser because he’s not “thirsty.”
TMZ caught up with McCrary to ask about recent allegations against Charlie Sheen, which allege that he raped Corey Haim while they were working on the 1986 film Lucas. Haim was 13 years old at the time.
McCrary calls Sheen “one of the most magnificent and kind people that God ever created,” before revealing his own ordeal.
“I was inappropriately touched by a Hollywood executive, and I’m not going to tell on nobody,” he told paparazzi. “This happened when I was a young man. I’m not going to say, but that’s what it is. See, I’m not thirsty, so I ain’t gotta tell my business because I’m not thirsty.”
While McCrary has the right to reveal his own experiences with sexual abuse on his own terms, implying that those who do speak out are “thirsty” is disturbing and makes it harder for those who have been abused to come forward.
SOURCE: ESSENCE – Sydney Scott