‘The Game’ Star Hosea Chanchez Reveals He Was Molested As A Teen
On Tuesday, actor and director Hosea Chanchez, bravely came forward and opened up about the traumatizing time he was molested as a teen.
Under an Instagram picture of Hosea as a kid, the actor who’s best known for his role on “The Game” revealed that he was molested by a close friend’s father when he was just 14-years-old.
Chanchez, who grew up in Atlanta, said that the father of one of his friends would always insist on driving him home. He explained that when they were left alone in the car, the adult would often make inappropriate comments about his private parts.
“It was summer and I was about 14. I’d gotten a ride home from my friend’s father, who this day seemed insistent upon dropping me off himself,” he started off. “It seemed odd until I later realized he had been preparing me for this long ride home for a while. A week before this day, my friend’s dad was asking me what type of girls I liked and if I had sex with a girl yet. He kept saying, ‘I bet you have the girls screaming with that big d**k, I bet you can c*m a lot.'”
He furthered explained,
“Shortly after the drive began, he detoured and pulled down a dirt road, pulled over and said he wanted to talk to me about school and what my plans for my future are,” he continued. “He worked at a university so he said he’s only looking out for me and my future. Then out of nowhere, he said he wanted to see what the girls are going crazy over, then he reached over, unzipped my pants and told me to trust him.”
Chanchez recalled his alleged abuser telling him, “Trust me, you will like it,” before performing sexual acts on him in the car.
“When he finished, he said, ‘It don’t mean nothing if a guy gives you a blow job, it’s not intercourse, so it’s not sex,'” he recalled. “Then, he told me he’s a very powerful man and if I’d ever told anyone he would ruin my life and no one would believe me anyways. I was 14, a young boy, a child.”
The man who is being accused of this crime has been identified as Issac Sanders from Montgomery, Alabama, Chanchez said. He explained that he has decided to come forward now because he can’t live with the fact that his alleged predator would leave this earth without being held accountable for his terrible actions.
“I’m choosing to come forward with it now in hopes that my TRUTH helps to free someone else from guilt and shame at the hands of a predator, rapist, pedophile,” he wrote. “I hope it helps to stop someone else from being molested, raped, assaulted and taken advantage of as a kid. I often wonder if he’s done/doing this to other kids, I’m sure I’m not the only one… So in an effort to heal the damage that’s been done, I’m choosing to expose him now.”
He concluded his post with a message to his fans:
“I pray to GOD this TRUTH helps someone, I pray to GOD it helps me. The END. The BEGINNING.”
Many people including celebs have commended him for his brave move.
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