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1on1 with Cory George; Season 1 Episode 1 PREVIEW "Whispers in the Night"

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1 on 1 with Cory George; Season 1 Episode 1 PREVIEW "Whispers in the Night; The Journey Back to the Light" This gripping 1.5 hour series premier of 1 on 1 with Cory George tackles the full life-cycle of male sexual abuse in the black community by taking an unprecedented look at the lives of three courageous black men (Reginald Prince, O'Brien Dennis, & Brent Smith) who have suffered and overcome childhood sexual trauma. Their stories intersect on both a cultural and spiritual level. Reginald's experiences culminated in extreme denial, spiritual confusion, and ultimately alcohol abuse and self-hatred. O'Brien, a native of Jamaica, was forced to deal with his ordeals under the cloud of extreme homophobia. He felt abandoned by the justice system of his native land and eventually resorted to alcohol abuse and promiscuity as a means of coping. Brent, the quiet child, suffered repeatedly at the hands of his abuser for almost a week. Fear of disrupting his family, coupled with the fear of no one believing his experience, he spent several years harboring a secret that changed his life from the moment it all began. Eventually, all three of these courageous men were able to finally face the truth about their abuse, make a decision to begin the healing process, and to use their story to convince others that there is a way to rise back to the surface of their own lives.