Sheryl Lee Ralph Alleges ‘Famous TV Judge’ Sexually Assaulted Her– ‘Everybody at the Network Saw It’

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    Sheryl Lee Ralph revealed she was sexually assaulted by a ‘famous tv judge’ and claims ‘Everybody at the Network Saw It’.

    Abbott Elementary’s Sheryl Lee Ralph recently dropped by The Way Up With Angela Yee and shared her truth in a shocking story. Ralph shared a story of being sexually assaulted in hopes of helping other female actors to stand up for themselves.

    “I’m at a very public place. I was suited. I had my suit on. I was handling my business for the television show I was on at that time. He and I were on the same network,” Ralph said, recalling the alleged incident.

    “This man walked in, grabbed me by the back of my neck, turned me around, and rammed his nasty ass tongue down my throat,” Ralph said. “And everybody at the network saw it.”

    The Dreamgirls star made sure to point out that it was not Judge Greg Mathis that assaulted her.

    “I love him. He’s a great man,” Ralph said of the “Judge Mathis” star. “Not him at all. He’s a great man. This was another one.”

    For anyone wondering why she didn’t say anything at the time Sheryl says she almost did report the incident. She explained she called the former mayor of New Orleans, Marc Morial who came to her defense immediately. Morial asked, “You want me to send the police there right now? ‘Cause we will fix this, you know what!”. However, the network pleaded with her to stay silent allegedly.

    “Somebody on the network tapped me on the shoulder saying, ‘Please don’t,’” Ralph shared. “They did not want any bad press around their show, and did not care what had just happened to me.”

    “They saw what happened,” Ralph recalled before explaining what executives told her. “It’s not that bad is it? Please don’t say anything. We don’t need the bad press. It’s a brand new show. Yours is a new show … It wasn’t so bad after all, was it?”

    “That’s the kind of stuff that happens,” Ralph said. “That’s what makes it hard for women to speak up about these things.”

    Hopefully, Sheryl’s story will in fact encourage others to speak out and stand up for themselves and not fear retaliation.

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