Cheryl Burke of Dancing With The Stars has a new biography out (finally!) and because a book about dancing would be boring, she spices things up by talking about being abused by ex boyfriends (2 of them) and the mailman who was stuffing her box in more ways than one. People says…
Burke’s abuser was a retired mailman who was trusted and well liked in Burke’s Bay Area community. He would sometimes pick Burke up from school and do odd jobs around her home. The assaults began when she was 5.
After he was accused of targeting other children, Burke acknowledged her own abuse. But, still reeling from her parents’ split when she was a baby, she was wracked with confusion.
“I felt guilty for wanting his love and affection,” she says, calling testifying against him “the hardest thing I’ve ever done … I saw his face and lawyers were asking me these questions and I was like, ‘What am I doing? Did he even do anything wrong?’ ”
Uh, well let’s hope so since you sent him to jail for 20 years.