Actress Afton Williamson made a painful revelation yesterday on social media. The beautiful actress told her fans that she was molested by her babysitter at age six and explained the ordeal she's been struggling with ever since.
According to Afton, her abuse lasted four years — and left lifelong scars.
She explained, "At 13 I started losing my hair to PTSD." Luckily Afton was able to lean on God and her Christian faith, to get her through it.
And she found her strength. Afton went to college, then graduate school, and eventually became a theatre actor.
But her battles aren't over. Afton reveals that she still has trouble in relationships - but she's working through that as well. And given her strength, we're confident that she'll end up fine.
Here are her exact words:
Afton is best known for the lead role of Police Officer Talia Bishop in the ABC series "The Rookie."
Afton started started as the understudy to Kerry Washington in the 2010 Broadway play Race before succeeding Washington in the role of Susan. Later she has made her television debut appearing in an episode of "The Good Wife." Williamson later guest starred on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit", "Blue Bloods", and "Elementary". She had recurring roles on the CBS drama A Gifted Man from 2011 to 2012 as Autumn, and the first season of the television series Nashville as Makena. From 2014 to 2015, she had a regular role in the Cinemax network original series Banshee. In film, she made her debut in the 2011 drama Pariah.
In 2016, Williamson was cast in a leading role on the VH1 drama series "The Breaks." She starred as Officer Wiggins in the 2016 HBO miniseries "The Night Of".