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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Reveals Childhood Abuse

Posted by Sandra On January - 14 - 2012
Antonio Villaraigosa Abuse

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa revealed a painful childhood secret in an interview with CBS2 on Monday. Villaraigosa, who has long been an advocate for victims of domestic violence, told CBS2 that some of his earliest memories include hiding under the bed with his little sister while his father was attacking his mother. “We had to witness the terror that comes with watching your mom getting beat,” said Villaraigosa. Though he was under five years old when the abuse would happen, he had always harbored a feelings of guilt that he wasn’t able to protect his mother from violence. “Deep inside was this feeling of helplessness, that I kind of failed her,” Villaraigosa said.  READ MORE HERE










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