Common Hopes His New Book Helps Other Molestation Victims Heal | TMZ

Common's on a newfound mission to help victims of molestation — like himself — and says his just-released book is the first step in making it happen.


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  1. I love this common. Much respect man. The more people open up and talk. The more we will be okay talking about it. People need to understand that. Sorry that happened to you bro. โœŠ

    • Dru Junior

  2. I wonder why he doesn’t go by his real name: Lonnie Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid Lynn. Yeah, I wouldn’t either.

    • MiMi! It’s a traumatic sensitive subject! Take the high road this time!โ˜ฎ

    • MiMi Butterfly are you a transgender? (Male to female transistion)? Not trying to be rude** sorry if I offend but u look it but plz donโ€™t be offended if youโ€™re not

  3. I applaud him for speaking on a subject that continues to be a taboo among males, especially in the black communities!!!

  4. This cameraman from TMZ got to learn when to wrap up a conversation and respect the other person’s privacy and time.

  5. I’m so proud of you common. I recently made my youtube video about my sexual abuse. The black community needs to speak up more when it comes to this. It’s taboo but it happens. The more we talk about it the morr people will put an end to this

    • When I was 9 yrs old 2 of my older sisters friends had full out sex w me. They mustve been like 15-16 & not trying to be funny but I didn’t mind. I didn’t look @ it like a bad thing. Now if the tables was turned that would be different. But no, I never minded. I was always attracted to females. Was never 1 of those boys like “eww girls”….I was with it๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. I have no doubt this gave hope to the hopeless, at the cost of his privacy and pain ๐Ÿ™Œ Only respect from me, that took great courage, strength and selflessness ๐Ÿคฉ

  7. Wow. I dont know who he is, but as a childhood sexual abuse survivor – I have mad respect for him for speaking out about it!

    • Walkin’ Tall You should definitely check out some of his music as well. Heโ€™s a great artist! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  8. The black community has covered up male molestation for years! Black church’s are the main deceivers telling people to pray about abuse instead of turning in the pastors, deacon or family men for these horrible acts! 2 hollow points 2 the sensory helmet!๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿฝ

  9. Talk about it and expose the pedophiles! This sickness thrives on secrecy.

  10. My biological mother was sexually abused in her early years of being of teenager. She nevered wanted to talk about it. She gotten married to my Father at 19 years old and had my three brothers and me. She did not want to be different from the people that abused her, misused her, and took advantage of her, her haters and enemies. She did not speak up against and stand up against them for her own life, her own right to her freedom from being left disrespected, mistreated, hurt, in pain, and miserable. She had a lot of hate, jealousy, and evil in her because that what she wanted to have in her and chose to do to her husband, children, and others. She was and still is today very verbally abusive, mentally abusive, sexually abusive in the ways that she have been, physically abusive, emotionally abusive, all of that do not have no power over me because I was so glad to know the truth about the person my biological Father left me with at 11 years old and did not come back to get me when he knew what was happening to me the sexual abuse and more abuses and neglect. I was told by other people that knew her well enough that she is a Witch she do Witch craft and I knew God had shown me the truth because I been praying to him for his truth about whatever and whoever. I was thankful to know that she was intentionally, purposefully, and meant to say what she said and do what she did to us the people she used witch craft on and her crazy techniques she used to slander most names to strangers, her friends, other family members, the police officers, sheriffs, judges circuit judges, justice judges, Chancery judges, and municipal judges in Mississippi and got away with it, but God been in power and will always have the first and last word. My biological Father told me when I was 24 years old he knew she was crazy, my thoughts on that was still he left his children with her to had been abused, neglected, and been put through hell with the mother of his children and now ex-wife. I am 25 years old now, I believe in God and know he been with me and I am thankful for him. I will love to be survivor of abuse activist and life therapist/counselor for people that been in need of that restoration of their power back in their life, that was in a fake home with fake family members that knew about alot of abuse that was going on and did not get Justice done about it. I am thankful to God that I am here living, well, and strong to give another person that feels unloved, helpless, or hopeless a uplifting, caring, and powerful word and hand to hold on to. Sincerely, SDB, You will know me when I leave my legacy…

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