Cheryl Burke reveals abusive past in new book

January 27, 2011 1:44:05 PM PST
The Bay Area's "Dancing With the Stars" celebrity, Cheryl Burke, is out with a new book, that includes some shocking revelations.

She reveals that, starting at the age of 5, she was repeatedly molested by a friend of her family's. She testified against him in court, helping send him to prison for nearly two decades.

The 26-year-old two-time champion also talks about abuse by two former boyfriends and other struggles. The book is called "Dancing Lessons," and excerpts of it are in the new People Magazine.