via (Page Six)
Braxton — who’s in a stable condition after apparently attempting suicide on Thursday night — responded with a message, seen by Page Six, explaining that her family is in “disarray.”
“We fight with each other, we betray each other, and now we’re physically assaulting each other — all happening because your show [“Braxton Family Values”] has chosen to show the absolute worst side of a strong, independent and successful African American family; a show that I created to showcase a strong Black Family as a beacon of hope for all the young black girls and boys out there; instead you coached and cajoled us into finding the worst in each other.”
Likening the network to “cruel white slave masters who once chained our forefathers, and the oppressive police forces that now terrorize our communities,” she added, “I hope those ratings were worth it because you succeeded in destroying a great black family.”
Meanwhile, she said that “the final stake into the heart of my family” was “the day you dug up a secret I’d never shared with anyone, a secret I was so ashamed to talk about that I hid it even from my own mom: the fact that I had been assaulted and raped repeatedly from age 6 to age 16, sometimes multiple times a day.” Braxton said that producers had “exposed it on your show in front of my entire family and 100 crew members.” She added, “You broke me that day and I considered ending my own life then for the shame I felt!”
She ended the email, “I have news for you! Today, I take my power back. I will no longer tolerate being oppressed. I am asking you to break the chains NOW and LET ME GO I am suffocating! I CAN’T BREATHE!!” (excerpt)
#WhatIsaid- Hope she fully recovers from her suicide attempt – but I object to her utilizing the racial injustices of the current times as a jump off in comparing her dealing with the network to slavery and feel it is wholly self serving and misses. They were all getting paid and signed up to do a REALITY SHOW-. I think what is more likely is she needs to deal with the lasting effects of trauma from being abused.