Lonnie Walker: An NBA player reveals that he was sexually abused at a young age

On Thursday, in an Instagram post, Walker revealed that he was sexually abused when he was young.

“The real truth is why I started doing this early 5th grade, for me it was a concealing device,” Walker said.

“During the summer of my fifth year I was in multiple families. Some who would be left alone stayed around me. I was sexually abused, raped, abused, I even got used to it because at that age it really is“ I don’t know what it is “, Walker wrote.

He said he was “thinking that my hair is something I can control. My hair is what I can create and create and be mine. And that gave me confidence.”

Walker continued, saying he hasn’t been feeling well lately and has recently started “truly looking at himself in the mirror”.

“In short, I found a will of peace and inner happiness through this god of travel. I forgave everyone, even people who don’t deserve it? Because it’s a dead weight. Time is waiting for no one so why would I waste time on it?”

Walker said shedding hair is more than just a haircut, calling the hair a mask to hide insecurities.

“Out with the old. And with the new. I shed my skin mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually,” he wrote. “Life will always be hard. You have to play with the cards you’ve dealt with and try to make a winning hand. And if you lose. It’s never (loss). It’s a lesson.”

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