News anchor Don Lemon surprised not only viewers, but also himself when he revealed on live TV that he is a survivor of sexual abuse. “I am a victim of a pedophile when I was a kid, someone who was much older than me,” he said during a discussion about the Bishop Eddie Long sex scandal.

Lemon was speaking with parishioners of the New Birth Baptist Church, where Long has been accused of sexually abusing several teenage boys. The members of the church expressed their support for Long and for the ministry.

]]>Twitter to further comment. “Thank you all for your kind words. I had no idea I’d say that on national tv. It just came out. Sadly, it’s the truth for so many young men,” he wrote. Follow Zap2it and @cadlymack  on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news.

Posted by:Carina MacKenzie