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Vanessa Williams opens up about being molested by a female when she was 10

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Actress Vanessa Williams arrives at the HBO after party after the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 13, 2013. REUTERS/Gus Ruelas (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)(GOLDENGLOBES-PARTIES) - RTR3CFSQ

Vanessa Williams, 51, recently appeared on "Oprah's Master Class" on OWN, where she opened up about being molested by an older girl when she was 10 years old.

Revealing that it was the summer before fifth grade during a vacation to California with a family friend when the abuse took place, Williams says that the woman was "one of the cool girls" who made her feel like she was a "grown-up."

Video: Vanessa Williams' Mother on Her Childhood Talents

She then goes into detail about the traumatic incident.

"One night she came into the room where my friend I were sleeping. She told me to lie down on the floor, and she took my bottoms off... and I knew I shouldn't be saying anything, and I didn't tell anyone."

She later explains how the incident affected her growing up.

"It awakens your sexuality at an age where it shouldn't be awakened," she reflects. "Had that not happened in my life and had I had an opportunity to have a normal courtship with a boyfriend at 16 or whatever... there wouldn't have been that shame that was always haunting me. It made me more sexually promiscuous and more curious at a younger age than I should have been."

Related: Pamela Anderson -- I Was Gang-Raped, Molested as a Kid

Williams, a former Miss America, previously revealed she had been sexually abused as a child in her 2012 memoir "You Have No Idea."

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