Real Housewives of Atlanta star spoke out about her experience with People magazinePorsha Williams opened up about her struggles with depression, suicidal tendencies and abusive relationships.

The Bravo star is revealing painful parts of her life in her new memoir that will hit book shelves Nov. 30. The book traces a particular “abusive situation” surrounding convicted sex criminal R. Kelly.

She decided to share the story with investigators, but she did not disclose when exactly she reported her tragic experiences. “I realized it was my opportunity to help anyone who’s been hurt by him,” Williams told People.

Williams who has suffered other abusive relationships as well noted, “There had been so many other instances where I had been abused by men that my mentality (at that time) was of an abused person, and that it was okay for me to be treated like that”.

According to People, the book states that she visited Chicago in 2007. Her meeting was regarding potentially working together with R. Kelly. Porsha was 25 at the time. The sex criminal had arranged the meeting at his home. [Trigger Warning]

Porsha says she was led to the sex criminal‘s bedroom and left there alone until he joined her and told her to take off her clothes. “I’ve already put myself in this position,” she wrote. “This is what you’re supposed to do. You have to. There is no turning back”.

William wrote that she saw the abuser two more times. In one instance she woke up to hear another woman being beaten in the next room and decided not to see him again. 

 Williams mentions that The Pursuit of Porsha: How I Grew Into My Power and Purpose has everything that she has been through and what made her the woman she is today.

Shifa Jahan

Shifa Jahan is a freelance writer from Bahrain currently pursuing her Masters degree in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University, India. She is experienced in Copywriting, Academic Writing and loves to write about pop culture/ entertainment-news. Other interests include theatre, teaching, foreign languages and culture.

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