June 17, 2005: Tyler Perry remembers his harsh childhood, homelessness and abuse from his father

Perry says that faith and forgiveness kept him going and that those themes are repeated in his creative work.
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Transcript for June 17, 2005: Tyler Perry remembers his harsh childhood, homelessness and abuse from his father
First when he is in my life I don't remember ever being happy not at home know when he you know no I'm talking beatings and talking verbal abuse of talking the constant as constant barrage of insults. Friday's seven guys what were some product featuring in command and he is the man who bit my uncles ringer off in an argument and spit on the floor what. Kept you going from dated my faith. My mother would like dampened morning let's go to Turkey Nicosia received was that the victim as well there was a three month period where I was home on the streets. I was with my card and which was a Geo Metro. Convertible in your sixty six that was right before everything Terry. Picked. Running payment every show that I've ever done is learning how to forgive I learned the power of forgiveness. At some point you had a conversation with your father over the phone that just was cathartic. I sort of thing I didn't deserve what you did. I think you and evil bastard you know just to be afraid those kind of things. As the little boy currency but as a man was who had no fear I could and would he stay back I can hear him cry. And by the end of the conversation he's that I love you for the first time I've heard that's way. Apartments that while. You take your power back when you confront someone who's done something other matters that you.

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