"My father sexually molested a lot of my brothers and sisters.
You could hear that anguish in Bobby’s music." (article titled – The rise and fall of the Debarge family – Episode 3) Bunny Debarge said: "That may be our fault," says Bunny, unsurprised to hear her father’s denials. I don’t hate my father, but he has a way of blocking things out of his mind." (article titled – The rise and fall of the Debarge family – Episode 3) Robert Debarge Sr.
Debarge consisted of brothers El, Randy, James, Mark, and sister Bunny.
Both were convicted and served 5 years in prison (some news reports say they severed 6 years).Now only Bobby really knew how he contracted the AIDS virus. He is not saying that this is the exact reason but only a possibility. Bobby was such a great singer, and this is what we remember most about him."Bobby went through a lot of pain," says Chico De Barge of his oldest brother.has denied he sexually molesting and abusing his children.Etterlene Abney was 17 when she met the 21-year-old Army soldier Robert Debarge at a Detroit skating rink.Sometimes when a person contracts HIV it turns into AIDS rapidly, and some times it takes many years for HIV to turn into AIDS.Only Bobby really knew the truth, and if he told someone or people how he got AIDS, it is, those people whom he felt comfortable telling.Chico De Barge's 15-year-old daughter Abrielle went missing last night..she's been found. The Debarge family was one of the most successful R&B groups of the 1980s.Etterlene (mama Debarge) said: "At first I didn’t think he would like me, because I was so dark," Etterlene recalls."A white man with a black woman…we were a freak show." They were married in 1953, two weeks before he was shipped out overseas.