Beauty Guru Accuses Dad of Molesting Her in a Shocking YouTube Confession (VIDEO)

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brie lybrand rape confession youtubeBrie Lybrand, a pageant star and aspiring model/actress best known her beauty and shopping tutorials on YouTube, has shaken people all over the web up with her latest video blog, entitled, "A Message to My Rapist." In the 12-minute clip, Lybrand appears bare-faced and shaken-up, explaining that she just got an email stating that the "man who raped me for most of my life subscribed to me. The man that took my virginity, robbed me of an innocence has subscribed to me on YouTube and is watching my videos." She notes that the man, named Steven Bressler, who "molested, tortured, and raped" her from the time she was 4 until she was 13 years old is her father ...

Lybrand goes on to detail how she enjoyed success and popularity in school despite the abuse. But she confesses she still has nightmares, still fears her father will kill her, and as a result, owns three loaded guns she keeps near her at all times, in case he comes back to attack her. So, so horrifying and sad.

As the video has made its way around the web, the feedback has been mostly sympathetic. Unfortunately, there are a handful of people accusing Lybrand of faking the confession in an attempt to snag fame and publicity. After all, she's an actress, right? But those people are missing the point.

It seems to me that Lybrand wanted to both publicly shame her attacker and to be real with her followers. Maybe she bravely wanted to prove sexual/physical/emotional abuse can happen to anyone -- even a beauty queen. And maybe she put her horrifying experience out there in hopes that it could make it less taboo for others to come out with their own stories of abuse? And geeze ... even if there's even a sliver of a possibility that this is fiction -- which I am near positive is NOT the case -- Lybrand clearly needs help and support right now. Not verbal attacks from faceless strangers online.

In the end, Lybrand's confession is nothing short of gut-wrenching and eye-opening ... And we should only hope this young woman gets the peace of mind she so obviously needs and deserves.

Here's the clip ...

 

What do you make of this?

 

Image via MyRedSolara/YouTube

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nonmember avatar nicky

I don't believe her. And not that I don't believe that this happens to girls all the time. But I don't believe it happened to her. And if it turns out this is some performance art, she's doing true victims a huge disservice.

tuffy... tuffymama

I only watched a couple of minutes. I tend to believe stories like this from the beginning but this seemed off. Ive never seen her before, though, so maybe she's just one of those people who seems kind of fake and actor-y.

Laureen Mally

I believe her, she is looking down and to the left most of the time, that is someone recalling a memory, is she was looking up and to the right most of the time, she is thinking of something to say. 

Laura Leonna Fricke

I really hope she is not putting on an act, i was molested and raped and this is not something i take lightly, my heart goes out to her but please if this is an act you are not doing real survivors any justice. If this is real if he comes tords you, empty the clip in his rear.

Wendi Schwinler-Wagner

For those who thinks she is faking... how is it that a survivor acts.. do you know? Do you live with the Chronic PTSD that comes from early childhood sexual abuse?  Survivors often have odd emotional  reactions that seem strange to others because of the coping skills they had to learn in order to survive. 

jessi... jessicasmom1

block him social networking stinks at its best 

nonmember avatar dee

I doubt she is faking this. She may be averting her eyes a lot but it could be because she is uncomfortable. She has posted things on twitter that shows there is proof of what she said. This does happen: it happened to a friend of mine. We need to stop blaming the victim and expose these scumbags for what they are.

Patricia Schmidt

ALL THOSE COMMENTS ABOUT "I DONT BELIEVE HER" ESPACIALLY FROM THOSE IT HAS HAPPENED TOO IS SUCH A SHAME. THOSE KINDS OF COMMENTS IS WHY KIDS DONT REACH OUT AND TELL. THIS GIRL HAD THE BALLS TO TELL THIS SO CALLED FATHER WHERE SHE STOOD AND GOT TO SAY WHAT WAS HERS TO SAY AND SOME OF YOU THINK YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO DECIDE IF HER LIFE AS A FOUR YEAR OLD IS YOURS TO JUGDE,,,,,,,,PLEASE PEOPLE HAVE WE NOT LEARNED THE MEANING OF COMPASSION ? OF SHEADING A TEAR WITH ANOTHER HUMAN BEING. IF YOU CAN BE SO HARSH TO A STRANGER HOW MEAN ARE YOU TO YOURSELFS IN YOUR MIND WHEN YOUR ALONE. WERE ALL ONE PEOPLE AND PUTTING OTHERS DOWN DOESNT MAKE YOU RISE ABOVE. BE KIND, NO MONEY COMES OUT OF YOUR BANK ACCOUNT FOR THAT, THANK YOU FOR LISINING

cew816 cew816

This happened to my best friend, and she would have never done this. This girl could have blocked him, or notified someone, or even taken down her channel, but people that are victims of this, tend to be pretty private about it, not putting it out there for just anyone to watch. I'm not saying that it didn't happen, but it doesn't seem likely.

cew816 cew816

And i looked her up on FB and she is an actress and majored in Theatre

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