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The Truth About Teddy Pendergrass' Horrific Car Accident

Season 4 Episode 412
Aired on 10/20/2014 | CC tv-14
In 1982, Teddy Pendergrass, one of the hottest soul singers of the '80s, was paralyzed from the chest down in a car accident. In the wake of the accident, questions emerged about the mystery woman who was riding in the car with him. She was revealed to be Tenika Watson, a transgender nightclub performer.

In the 30 years since that wreck, Tenika has rarely spoken about the accident or her relationship with Teddy. Now, she invites cameras into her home to share her side of the story.

Watch the above video to find out what really happened that night and how Tenika learned Teddy was paralyzed.

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