Toni Braxton breaks silence after sister Tamar Braxton’s alleged suicide attempt


Singer Toni Braxton has finally broken her silence after her sister, Tamar Braxton, was hospitalized on July 16 following an alleged suicide attempt. Tamar also opened up about her health battle and called WE tv for taking advantage of her and ignoring her wish to be released from her contract. Braxton, Tamar and their sisters Traci Braxton, Towanda Braxton and Trina Braxton star in WE TV long series Braxton Family Values reality TV series with their mother Evelyn Braxton.

Braxton shared an old photo of the sisters and their mother together on Wednesday. “Family is everything! Especially the sisters! Braxton wrote. Thousands of her Instagram followers commented, including Traci, who posted six heart emoticons. Meanwhile, fans told Braxton they are praying for Tamar and their family. “Pray for yourself and your family. I hope everything is okay. I love you! A fan wrote.

Tamar was rushed to hospital on July 16 after her boyfriend David Adefeso found her “unresponsive” at her home in downtown Los Angeles. Prior to the alleged suicide attempt, Tamar publicly complained about the way WE tv portrayed her and her family, even adding “Slave” to her Twitter name. In a letter Tamar wrote to executives at WE tv a few weeks before her hospitalization, she accused the executives of making her “suicidal” and of ruining her family. She said the family was in “disarray” when WE tv reached out to employees for responses to the protests sparked by the death of George Floyd.

“We fight with each other, we betray each other, and now we physically assault each other – it’s all happening because your show chose to show the absolute worst side of a strong, independent and successful African American family; a show I created to present a strong black family as a beacon of hope for all young black girls and boys; instead you trained and coaxed us to find the worst in each other, ”Tamar wrote to WE tv, reports Page six. She also compared the network to “cruel white slave masters who once chained our ancestors, and the oppressive police forces who now terrorize our communities.”

On Thursday, Tamar said she has felt “betrayed, exploited, overwhelmed and underpaid” by WE tv for the past 11 years. She called for a union to be created to protect reality TV stars and accused WE tv of manipulating the show to portray her as a person she is not. “Who I was was starting to mean little or nothing, because it would only be how I was portrayed on television that mattered,” she wrote. “It was witnessing the slow death of the woman I have become that discouraged my will to fight. I felt like I was no longer living, I existed for the purpose of winning and valuing businesses, and that killed me. ”

WE tv responded by finally letting Tamar get out of her contract on Friday. She will always appear in episodes of Braxton Family Values she has already filmed. His own series, Get Ya Life!, will be broadcast again in September.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by sending TALK at 741-741.


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