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.
They may reveal or not reveal that Bobby told them how he got it.
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.
has denied he sexually molesting and abusing his children.
." (article titled – The rise and fall of the Debarge family – Episode 3) Bobby Had a lot of inner pain and it seems based upon what Chico, Bunny, and Mama Debarge are saying about living with Robert Debarge Sr. If Bobby was sexually molested by his father like Chico is saying it makes you wonder whether or not the alleged sexual abuse played a role in Bobby contracting AIDS.
Both were convicted and served 5 years in prison (some news reports say they severed 6 years).
When Bobby and Chico got out of prison they both continued working on their solo music careers. In an interview Chico said that he believes Bobby contracted AIDS while in prison.
Even before the Debarge came out in the 1980s they had two older brothers named Bobby and Tommy who were members in a music group named switch.
Bobby was the oldest of the Debarge children and Tommy was the second oldest.