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  • Doing an amazing show with 200 men who brave the TV cameras to talk about their childhood sexual abuse

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    Week 8 Show Breakdown

     

    11/05/2010 A Two-Day Oprah Show Event – 200 Men Who Were Molested Come Forward
    11/04/2010 Teen Heartthrob Surprises
    11/03/2010 Oprah and Gayle’s Big Yosemite Camping Adventure, Part 2
    11/02/2010 First Television Interview – Ricky Martin Coming Out as a Gay Man
    11/01/2010 Portia de Rossi and the Secret That Nearly Killed Her

     

     

    Air Date:  November 5, 2010

    Part  1

    There is comfort in numbers. I think it is amazing how 200 men stood together in Harpo studios. Thank U Oprah! Thank U Tyler Perry! Thank U Staffers! Thank U Men! This type of work (shows) have inspired millions around the world to watch your show for 25 years.

    The show opens with all 200 men standing holding their own childhood pictures in silence. Everyone in the room stands up to say they had been sexually abused by someone they at one time trusted.

    Oprah asks Tyler Perry how he feels since he was on the show talking in detail about his own abusive situations. He replies with “I feel a lot lighter.”

    Did you know?

    • 1 out of 6 men have been sexually abused

    Oprah explains to the audience that “all pain is the same.” Patrick and his twin brother Kevin speak out about their sexual abuse from their priest. And, later gang raped from multiple priests. For 13 years nearly on a daily basis these twins were violated to say the very least. The physical nightmare finally stops when their parents recorded phone conversations. How has it changed their lives? Patrick says, it has destroyed relationships, it changed my life, I’m a bitter man.

    Oprah quotes one of her previous guest on how he defined forgiveness. “Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different. It’s accepting the past for what it was.”

    The next brave man to talk about his abuse is Chad. He speaks about his own father sexually abusing him in his own home. The abuse happened four times a week. Chad shares he has trust issues that have stem from his childhood abuse. Oprah asks do you think your mother knew? Chad says “sometimes I think she had an inclination.” At the age of 17 (7 years after being sexually abused by his father) he told his family (mother and sister) and no one believed him. Oprah’s show producers talked to Chad’s father and his father admitted abusing his son. Oprah shares with the audience that Chad’s mother is still married to his father.

    I really love how Oprah lays it on the line for Chad. Just seconds before Chad was giving details about how his 2 children do visit his parents and how he restricts his kids from staying overnight at their grandparents house. Chad continues to say how he won’t let his mother take the children back to her house after going to eat out. Oprah says, “But how could you possibly, trust your mother ,with your children. That your mother would do the right things by your children, when your mother did not do the right thing by you?” The audiences applauds.

    PHD. Howard Fradkin enters the discussion and points out that is no way the fault of the child. The abuser does prey on children that are vulnerable.

    Get more information at oprah.com/200men

    Oprah Shows Changing Lives-O-Meter

    • Hopefully anyone who is living with the secret of being sexually abused

    Producers Pull Off Surprising Oprah

    • This Week: none

    Celeb Show Appearances

    • Tyler Perry
    • Lisa Marie Presley
    • Susan Boyle
    • Debby Boone

    Show Segments Ripped From The Wires

    • Teen Boy Lives With Killing His Molester
    • The Youngest Opera Singer Jackie Evancho
    • Female convicted killers

    Week  6 Show Breakdown

    10/22/2010 When Your Own Mother Is a Notorious Killer
    10/21/2010 Lisa Marie Presley Speaks Out About the Death of Michael Jackson
    10/20/2010 First TV Interview – Tyler Perry Speaks Out About Being Molested
    10/19/2010 Susan Boyle, Jackie Evancho, Debby Boone – The Next Big Thing
    10/18/2010 Exclusive: The 16-Year-Old Boy Who Killed His Molester

    Air Date: October 20, 2010

    An amazing hour with the talented Tyler Perry. It’s like no other hour of reality television because Tyler shares the most intimate details of his abuse. What a gift this show is for those who have been sexually abused. It really shocked me what comes out of his mouth. Bless Tyler.

    After his mother’s death Tyler Perry is talking about his tormented childhood, and the sexual abuse he had to endure.

    The physical abuse came from his father. “It’s hard for me to look at those pictures. I feel like I died as a child.” His aunt Jerry talks about pointing a gun at his father after his father beat him with a vacuum cord. Tyler would escape in his mind to a park. At one point Tyler says, he was suicidal (he slit his wrists.)

    Today he is 41 years old, talking about a male neighbor molesting him. There was a man he describes in his past he knew from church. This man from church was his first sexual experience (he performed oral sex on Tyler as a boy.) Another incident happens at age 10. This time it is a female neighbor. “This is so disgusting what these people did to this little boy.”

    “My mother was not strong like my aunt.” Tyler talks about loving his mother.

    What helped him along the way was he learned “What you feed will grow in your life. And what you don’t will starve.”

    Oprah tells the audience that his father is still alive. Tyler provides for his father today by sending him monthly checks, and he pays for his father’s housing. Tyler says, I don’t care what he thinks about this show.

    On November 5th, Oprah and Tyler will have a much need discussion with a mostly male studio audience. Together they will help others confront their own truth of sexual abuse.