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Hank 

Age: 54

Age when first abused: 4

"My hope for the show is that each and every survivor of sexual abuse breaks their silence regarding their terrible secret. Not doing so simply empowers his perpetrator to continue assaulting new victims. The 200 male survivors at the show have each confronted and overcome our fears and shame of concealing our most intimate wounds. For each of us with personal conviction to stand up, to speak out and, most importantly, to identify who molested us remains a critical first step to stopping further abuses.

"Survivors need to recognize that we were not our perpetrators first or last victim—there were, more than likely, others. Now, with conviction, we have to be courageous in alerting and assisting those who may be in danger of further assaults by our molesters."

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FROM: A Two-Day Oprah Show Event: 200 Adult Men Who Were Molested Come Forward
Published on November 05, 2010

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