In his new memoir, “Let Love Have the Last Word,” rapper Common opens up about his illustrious career, his relationship with his 22-year-old daughter and a deeply painful childhood experience that he is still trying to wrap his head around… with the help of a therapist.
In the book, the Oscar winner reveals that it wasn’t until two years ago, while workshopping a scene with actress and friend Laura Dern for their roles in “The Tale,” that he recalled being molested as a kid.
“One day, while talking through the script with Laura, old memories surprisingly flashed in my mind,” he writes. “I caught my breath and just kept looping the memories over and over, like rewinding an old VHS tape…I said ‘Laura, I think I was abused.’”
The alleged abuse occurred when he was just 9 or 10-years-old while growing up in Chicago.
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COMMON DROPS BOMBSHELL IN NEW BOOK, CLAIMS HE WAS MOLESTED AS A CHILD was originally published on praisecleveland.com