tyler perry oprah winfrey Tyler Perry opens up about abuse, molestation on 'Oprah'Warning — what Tyler Perry spoke about on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” Wednesday (Oct. 20) is graphic and disturbing.

Tyler Perry is a successful filmmaker, but his life growing up was grim. “A living hell,” Tyler tells Oprah. “I feel like I died as a child.”

To endure the violent beatings, shouting and name-calling from his father, Tyler says he used his imagination to escape.

“I could go to this park [in my mind] that my mother and my aunt had taken me to. … I’m there in this park running and playing, and it was such a good day,” he says. “So, every time somebody was doing something to me that was horrible, that was awful, I could go to this park in my mind until it was over.”

]]>official site. Follow Zap2it and Zap2itAndrea on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news.
 
Photo credit: The Oprah Winfrey Show

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."