Dana Jacobson works as an anchor for sports section of CBS News. She previosuly worked with ESPN for around 10 years before joining CBS. Among all celebrity figures, 44-year-old Dana is also the one - the one who has opened up about her being molested by her own babysitter when she was a child. Scroll down for inside story.
Dana Jacobson's story : Molested by her own babysitter
This issue was brought up by Dana Jacobson after the former assistant football coach of Pennsylvania State University football team, Jerry Sandusky was convicted of not once, not twice but 45 out of 48 charges were at him for sexual child abuse. According to Daily Mail, she opened up about the fact that just like the 72-year-old Coach's victims, she has been through the same.
She took this opportunity to share her heartbreaking news from her personal blog, she expressed the shame and embarrasment she felt when she was a victim to all this. The exact words on her blog are:
Like the young men who bravely took the stand in the Sandusky trial, I was molested as a child. That's still not easy for me to say, let alone write and share publicly, but if we've learned anything from the Sandusky scandal it's that the time for silence is over. As I heard one Sandusky victim put it, it's time to "find my voice."
The former ESPN anchor expressed that she got the courage to explain her pain after many young men took a stand for themselves during Sandusky's trial. It has also been known that the monster - as she puts it - who was hired to baby sit Dana and her brother was her own neighbour.
She was physically abused twice - which included touching and playing with her private areas. The Michigan born achor also mentions that she was scared to reveal about herself because of the fear that no-one would believe her.
I remember faking a stomach ache to try to keep my parents from going out when I knew my abuser was coming to babysit, but my silent cry was also the same tactic I used when another sitter was scheduled and I just wanted my parents to stay. How would they know the difference?
Dana Jacobson has no boyfriend : Because of Molestation?
It is clear that she was molested at a rather young age and she had to fake it to her parents that she had a stomach-ache when in fact the Edward R.Murrow Award winning anchor was being secretly forced by her neighbor. Could it be this fear which has led her to have no relationships? She is a beautiful 40 year old woman, and we see no ring on her finger. Neither are there any news of her being in a relationship with anyone. In her blog, she has mentioned that the news of this incident was shared by Dana to a few of her serious boyfriends - years ago.
After telling my parents and brother years ago, I went on to share it with people I trusted or I thought needed to know: a few serious boyfriends and some of the people I consider lifelong friends. When news of the Sandusky scandal first broke, I told a few colleagues about the abuse.
This concludes that she had been in relationships in the past. Well, we found out that the molestation is no reason for her not having a boyfriend.
Maybe the brunette beauty is wating for the right one, or maybe there is someone - a secret relationship?