Hazel-E Speaks Out About Her Sexual Violation as a Child

Season 5 Episode 515
Aired on 04/14/2018 | CC tv-14
Before filming began, Iyanla: Fix My Life producers had an off-camera conversation with Arica "Hazel-E" Adams in which Arica opened up about a childhood trauma—a trauma that Iyanla says may help explain Arica's inappropriate public behavior.

"That's, once again, something I wasn't supposed to talk about," Arica says, before explaining that two women with darker skin tones forced her to have a sexual encounter with another little girl when Arica was 5 years old. Arica's mother, Angela, later urged her not to discuss the molestation.

"She's very conservative in her way of thinking," Arica says. "She, I feel like, wanted to maintain an image."

"Say, 'Just like me,'" Iyanla instructs. "So do you."

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