Iyanla Uncovers Hazel-E's Childhood Trauma

Season 5 Episode 515
Aired on 04/14/2018 | CC tv-14
Long before she became the polarizing figure publicly known as Hazel-E, Arica Adams was just a little girl being raised by a young mother, desperate to find some stability in her home life. Arica says she was violated as a child when two women—who happened to have dark skin—forced her to have a sexual encounter with another little girl.

This revelation, Iyanla says, sheds light on Arica's racist rants about women with darker skin tones. "Her behavior towards dark-skinned black women is the result of the trauma she suffered when she was just a little girl," Iyanla explains.

What's more, Arica's mother, Angela, appears to brush off her daughter's molestation. "For me, that's a long time ago," Angela says. "I didn't remember."

This response doesn't sit well with Iyanla, who challenges Angela's claim that she forgot. "How the hell you don't remember?" she shouts.

Tune in Saturday, April 14, at 9/8c.