But I was young, she was young, and our parents weren't around that much.And that kind of thing was never talked about in our family." Close, the People's Choice winner at the 2015 Web MD Health Hero Awards, always felt protective of Jessie, who is 6 years younger.He does that to all the little girls,'" she said, noting that the police were called and the man was put in a car.The shocking incident would be the tip off for a life of drug abuse and promiscuity for Davis' now 39-year-old sister.
"I have a sister, who, when she was 8 years old, put on some roller skates with her friend, went down to the corner store at 1o'clock in the afternoon, went into the store, and was sexually assaulted in the store," Davis says in a video of the speech via Pop Sugar. My mom ran down to the store, started screaming at the store owners and they said: 'Leave that man alone.
"You pray that she finds peace and love and happiness, she gets off drugs," she said.
"And then of course you open your eyes, and you're like, 'she's still on the streets.'" Davis wrapped up her speech with one last plea: "I wish I could tell my sister that she's not dirty, and that she should not feel any shame for something that she literally was not responsible for," she said.
"She'd worry that skin until it was all bleeding and crusty," she recalls.
"Today, that kind of anxiety and hurting yourself would be a big red flag.