Braxton – who is in stable condition after apparently attempting to kill himself Thursday night – responded with a message, seen by Page Six, explaining that his family is “in disarray”.
“We fight each other, we betray each other, and now we physically attack each other – it’s all happening because your show [“Braxton Family Values”] chose to show the absolute worst side of a strong, independent and successful African American family; a show I created to showcase a strong black family as a beacon of hope for all young black girls and boys; instead, you trained and cuddled us to find the worst of each other. ”
Comparing the network to the “cruel white slave masters who once chained our ancestors and the oppressive police forces who now terrorize our communities,” she added, “I hope these assessments were worth it because you have managed to destroy a large black family.
Meanwhile, she said that “the final stake in the hearts of my family” was “the day you dug up a secret that I had never shared with anyone, a secret that I had so much about ashamed to speak that I hid it even from my mother: the fact that I was assaulted and raped several times from 6 to 16 years old, sometimes several times a day. Braxton said the producers “featured it on your show in front of my whole family and 100 crew.” She added, “You broke me that day and I considered ending my own life then for the shame I felt!” ”
She finished the email: “I have news for you! Today I regain my power. I will no longer tolerate being oppressed. I ask you to break the chains NOW and LET ME GO I am suffocating! I CAN NOT BREATHE !! ”
When we told WeTV that her behavior made Braxton suicidal, one rep only told us, “We keep her and her family in our thoughts and prayers and we join her fans in sending her strength and healing. in this difficult time.
A family insider also told us that Braxton was unhappy that the network had selected “Love and Hip Hop” producer Mona Scott Young to produce Braxton’s new show, “Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life.” “Tamar felt ambushed,” said an insider, “She was invited to the network to have a meeting to talk about the show and the premise of the show… and right there sitting is Mona. The person she said she didn’t want to work with.
When we explained to Scott Young that Braxton’s family members felt that his work on the show had contributed to Braxton’s misfortune in the weeks leading up to his suicide, she replied, “My thoughts and prayers are with Tamar and her family. in these very difficult times. ”
Representatives for Braxton did not comment.