Singer Gloria Estefan talks throughout an interview at the London Coliseum theatre in London, Britain April 9, 2019.
Latin singer Gloria Estefan has revealed that she was sexually abused at the age of 9 by a music trainer who was a part of her household.
The “Turn the Beat Around” singer spoke for the primary time in regards to the abuse on an episode of “Red Table Talk: The Estefans” that was launched on Fb Watch on Thursday.
She didn’t establish the person however stated he threatened to kill her mom if she spoke in regards to the abuse.
“He was family, but not close family. He was in a position of power because my mother had put me in his music school and he immediately started telling her how talented I was and how I needed special attention and she felt lucky that he was focusing this kind of attention on me,” stated Estefan, now 64.
“I told him, ‘This cannot happen, you cannot do this.’ He goes: ‘Your father’s in Vietnam, your mother’s alone and I will kill her if you tell her,’” the musician added.
Estefan stated that when she did finally inform her mom, she known as the police however they discouraged the household from taking the matter additional due to the trauma Estefan must bear by testifying.
“That’s the one thing that I feel bad about, knowing that there must have been other victims,” the singer stated.
Estefan, who was born in Cuba and went to Miami as a younger baby, went on to turn into one the most important Latin pop stars of the Eighties and Nineteen Nineties, with hits like “Conga” and “Get On Your Feet.”
The Fb Watch present is hosted by Estefan, her daughter Emily and niece Lili, and covers private tales in addition to wider matters.