Comedian Brendah Jons of the ‘Plesident Kingston’ fame has forgiven two relatives who [email protected] her while growing up.
In a sit down with Carolina Carlz on her YouTube channel “Carolina Hot Edition”, the popular comedian shared that she has forgiven –-though not fully— two uncles that molested her while she was underage.
“I can’t really say I have come to 100% forgiveness. I can only say I have accepted, he did it and there is nothing I can do about it. I am bitter, I don’t like him, actually those two, both my uncles. We don’t have a relationship whatsoever, I don’t think we ever will but I guess with time I will grow to forgive,” she said.
The comedian went on to add that she still feels betrayed and affected by her relative’ animosity even though it happened years ago.
In 2019 during the height of her fame, the comedian for the first time ever revealed that she was [email protected] by the uncles when only 19 years old.
“I have been a [email protected] victim before, twice, and s.e.xually assaulted once,” narrated the comedienne 2019.
“I was five when it first happened, and he would do it continually. He would actually threaten me that ‘if you say anything, I will kill you’.
“When I was 12, my aunt’s husband did it again. This time it was a bit violent because he stuffed socks in my mouth and dared me, ‘you tell them now and let us see what they will do’. If you want to tell them go, see if they will believe you.’ He was a praise and worship leader and I am surprised that I am in the church right now,” she narrated.
Brendah also told Carlz that she had given up on comedy recently until Njugush intervened.
“Aunti wa Harrier comes from a place of giving up. At that time I was depressed, I was giving up on being Plesident Kingston and that day I was done. I had given up and I was gone. I decided to go start a business and concentrate on that instead. That day I called Njugush and I told him, ‘I think I’m done and I’m not coming back to comedy or whatever this is’. First off, he told me I was crazy and that I should stop joking around.
“He told me that I can never run out of things to do even if I felt I had exhausted the character Plesident Kingston. He advised me to sit and think of what I wanted to do next, urging me not to give up because of how far I had come,” she said.
Watch the full interview below: