Friday 1 October 2021

Pop star, Gloria Estefan reveals that she was sexually abused by a relative at the age of 9

Pop star, Gloria Estefan has revealed that she she was sexually abused by a relative at the age of 9. 


The singer made the disclosure in a new episode of her Facebook Watch show, “Red Table Talk: The Estefans." She said; 


 “I was 9 years old when this happened and this was somebody that my mother trusted. He was family, but not close family."


As the 64-year-old the “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” singer shared her experience, her niece and co-host, Lili Estefan, told her while fighting back tears, “Tia, you’ve waited for this moment for a long time.” Gloria emotionally replied "I have".


The Grammy winner said that her predator whose identity she did not reveal, was “in a position of power” because her mother had put her in his music school.


She added; 


“He immediately started telling her how talented I was and that I needed special attention, and then she felt lucky that he was focusing this kind of attention on me."


Her 26-year-old daughter and co-host, Emily Estefan, then asked, “Was there one particular moment … like, ‘Oh, I don’t like this energy?'”