OU coach Beckie Francis speaking out about being sexually abused
(FOX2-TV) ROCHESTER, MICH. – Oakland University women’s basketball coach Beckie Francis is breaking her silence and speaking out about her years of sexual abuse. She’s hoping her story helps other victims find their voice.
“There are certain flashbacks and scenes that come back over and over and over,” said Francis.
For her, the sexual abuse by her own father started when she was just four years old and lasted until she was 13, but she didn’t find the courage to talk about it until she watched Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts admit on national television he, too, was a survivor of sexual abuse.
“It just inspired me that he would speak out about that,” Francis remarked.