MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges says she was sexually abused as a child.
The mayor made the revelation Monday on a Facebook page called “Break the Silence Day” to support victims of sexual abuse. Hodges writes she was abused for years by unrelated adults and didn’t tell her family or friends for many years.READ MORE: Train Carrying Ethanol Derails In Southern Minnesota Town
Hodges says she was threatened to keep quiet about the abuse. She says she broke her silence so that others know they’re not alone.READ MORE: 'I Would Take A Drawing On A Napkin': Chief Arradondo Says No Elected Official Has Spoken With Him About The Public Safety Ballot Question
Hodges spokesman Eric Fought confirmed the post.
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