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Former child star Todd Bridges resisted a romance with his Diff’rent Strokes co-star Janet Jackson- because he refused to treat her like the other girls he used and abused.
The actor was sexually molested by a family friend when he was 11 and then embarked on several years of sexual promiscuity as a result.
He bedded girls like co-star Dana Plato and fans – but there was something about Jackson, who played his girlfriend on the beloved sitcom, that made him turn down her bids for a real-life romance.
In a candid interview with Oprah Winfrey, which aired on Wednesday, Bridges said, “I backed away from her because she was such a nice person and so good to me that I just couldn’t see myself hurting her like that… (but) we went out for a little while.”