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Television network WeTv has pledged to end all future work with singer Tamar Braxton — essentially freeing her from a tumultuous working relationship.
“Tamar Braxton has been an important part of our network family for more than a decade,” a spokesperson for the network said in a statement. “As she focuses on her health and recovery at what is clearly a difficult and personal time, we will work with her representatives to honor her request to end all future work for the network. We wish her nothing but the best.”
Braxton released a statement of her own last week, accusing WeTV of “producing exploitation.”
“Over the past 11 years there were promises made to protect and portray my story, with the authenticity and honesty I gave. I was betrayed, taken advantage of, overworked, and underpaid,” Braxton wrote, adding that she had written a letter “asking to be freed” from her “excessive and unfair” work demands, but she said those demands were ignored.
“I explained in personal detail the demise I was experiencing. My cry for help went totally ignored,” she continued.
“Mental illness is real,” she said. “We have to normalize acknowledging it and stop associating it with shame and humiliation. The pain that I have experienced over the past 11 years has slowly ate away at my spirit and my mental.
“I will do everything in my power to aid those who from mental illness including those of us who’s mental was only a result from the toxic, systemic bondage that dwells in television. It was only God’s grace and his mercy on my attempt to end my pain and my life that I am here to utilize my voice.”