Tyler Perry decided to stand up for the victims who were molested by Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky. Perry, who was a victim of sexual abuse as a child, wrote an open letter to the 11 year-old victim who was brave enough to tell his story of being abused.

As the scandal at Penn State and Syracuse University continues to unfold, the public is becoming more aware of child molestation. Here are five black stars who brought more attention to pedophilia after revealing that they were abused as kids. –amir shaw

A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents music, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.