In Wake of the Penn State Scandal- Gospel Radio Host Louise Williams Bishop Reveals Childhood Abuse
Pa. lawmaker reveals own childhood sexual abuse to push bills in wake of Sandusky scandal By Amy Worden Philly.com
HARRISBURG - State Rep. Louise Williams Bishop kept her secret for almost a half-century, through her years as a radio talk show host, a minister, and a state lawmaker.
The allegations surrounding Pennsylvania State University, she said, finally gave her the courage to share her story of childhood sexual abuse.
In the Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday, Bishop told of how her stepfather had raped her when she was 12 in the rural Georgia farmhouse where she lived with her extended family.
"He was cunning and charming, touchy, feely. I didn't realize what was happening to me," said Bishop.