- Mark Bautista gave an interview to Jessica Soho
- He revealed that he was assaulted by a distant cousin
- The assault happened when the singer was just 6 or 7 years old
Singer Mark Bautista opened up about the abuse and assault that he wrote in his book “Beyond the Mark.”
KAMI learned that the assault was perpetrated by a distant cousin of Mark.
In an interview with Jessica Soho, Mark said that he was traumatized by his unfortunate experience at the age of about 6 or 7.
"I would consider it more of an assault.
"For the longest time, never ko 'yan napag-usapan even sa family ko, even sa mga kaibigan ko.
"May pressure, naging aggressive yung distant cousin ko.
"In-expose niya yung sarili niya sa akin, parang pinipilit niya ako to do a sexua1 act. Ganun yung nangyari pero natakasan ko yun.
"Pero ang daming tanong sa isip ko, but I think sa edad ko rin na yun, hindi pa ganun kalalim yung pag-intindi ko sa mga ganun bagay, so parang kinalimutan ko na lang siya...
"Pag nakakakita ako ng bata na naglalaro sa lansangan, or alam kong parang napapabayaan ng parents... parang nato-trauma ako, I don't know.
"Sabi ko, just be careful with the people that surround your kid.
"Kilalanin siguro yung mga taong pumapaligid sa mga anak niyo, kasi minsan it's beyond the parents' control or the kid's control.
"Talagang nasa tao iyan na dapat sana intindihin niyo yung effect niyan sa bata,” Mark told Jessica, according to PEP.ph.
“Beyond the Mark” has become controversial.
In the book, the singer admitted that he is bisexua1.
Although he was bashed by some netizens, others defended him and applauded him for his courage, openness and honesty.
KAMI agrees with Mark that all parents should be extra careful in who they allow their children to spend time with!
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