Dancing with the Stars veteran Cheryl Burke is taking a major turn in the effort to stop violence against children! In her new book, the DWTS Pro reveals that she was sexually abused as a child and faced physical violence from boyfriends as an adult. Her revelations are made in an effort to inspire women and kids to stand up to their abusers.
In her new book ‘Dancing Lessons, the dancing pro stars off saying: “I’m telling my story. They’re not secrets. There’s no shame.”
Burke reveals that she was abused by a friend of her family who would give her a ride home from grade school. She would later go on to testify against her abuser when he was accused of molesting other children. At the time she didn’t realize the bravery of act and only hopes that her experiences can serve as a lesson to other kids.
Kudos to Cheryl Burke for standing up for kids and sharing her story!
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