Jessica Simpson Recalls Confronting Woman Who Sexually Abused Her as a Child | Beaufort County Now | The singer Jessica Simpson just spoke after recalling confronting the woman who sexually abused her as a child, and to explain how her new memoir “Open Book” helped her to heel. | lifezette, jessica simpson, sexual abuse, child abuse, july 31, 2020

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Jessica Simpson Recalls Confronting Woman Who Sexually Abused Her as a Child

Publisher's note: This post appears here courtesy of the LifeZette, and written by Popzette Staff.

    The singer Jessica Simpson just spoke after recalling confronting the woman who sexually abused her as a child, and to explain how her new memoir "Open Book" helped her to heel.

    In the book, which was released in February, the 40-year-old singer shocked her fans by revealing that she was sexually abused by the daughter of a family friend starting when she was only 6 years old. Simpson explained that she shared a bed with her abuser whenever the family friend would visit the home.

    While appearing on Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt's podcast "The Gift of Forgiveness," Simpson talked about confronting her abuser, revealing that she even sent her a copy of her memoir.

    "I would say about eight years ago I confronted her," Simpson said, according to Fox News. "I went to her and I just said, 'I know you know what was going on and I know that you were being abused' because she was being abused by an older guy. Basically, he was always there at the house as well. He never touched me but he would abuse her and then she would come to me and do the stuff to me. In so many ways, I felt bad for her and I was allowing the abuse to happen."

    The singer remembered telling her abuser that she knew she had "a lot to deal with" and begged her that she "should probably talk to someone." Simpson added that this was around the time that she divorced Nick Lachey, an experience that sent her "soul searching" and caused her to no longer want to "live in denial" about what happened.

    "I was just in that place where I was celibate and on this journey to explore myself and I knew I couldn't move forward without letting her know," Simpson explained.

    She also said that the abuser continued to remain in her life. "I even sent her the book and I told her that I hope it brings healing," Simpson said.

    The singer has revealed that the abuse ended six years after it began, when she told her parents about it.

    "Right after that, they took action and I never had to go back," she said.

    These days, life is better than ever for Simpson, as she is married to former NFL star Eric Johnson. Together, they are parents to three children: daughters Maxwell Drew, 8, Birdie Mae, 1, and son, Ace Knute, 7.

    "In terms of my marriage to Eric, I have never felt more myself or more free," Simpson said earlier this year. "Eric and I have a true mind, body [and] soul connection."


HbAD0

Latest Op-Ed & Politics

Less than a year after an audit of the N.C. Department of Transportation found massive overspending, a blue-ribbon panel is recommending the department get a 40% budget hike.
Today, America's second Fake Impeachment of Donald J. Trump, just days before he leaves office, may speak more about those Impeaching the President than he who is indicted.
For the last four years, Donald Trump kept back the tide. But now, it’s up to Congress.
In her fine opinion piece for the Martin Center, Megan Zogby bemoans the “Quixotic” requirement that North Carolina college and university students take between two and four courses in a language such as Spanish, French, or German.
Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online admits early in his latest column that he believes President Trump has “committed impeachable conduct.”
With civic and political conflict headlining the news nearly every day, I’ve been searching for a bright spot on which to pin my hopes for reconciliation in this country.
According to Politico, Sunday’s rehearsal for Joe Biden’s inauguration has been postponed due to safety concerns, with the rehearsal now being planned for Monday.

HbAD1

Get a good cup of coffee and decompress with The Wolfman as he gives us his account of what really happened on the ground in DC. This is an exclusive series that will not be found anywhere but BCN.
Rich Lowry of National Review Online documents the social media giant’s influence on American political culture.
Pot calling kettle black: Another example of the hypocrisy of the Left/Democrats
More and more school districts are making decisions not to return students to in-class instruction until early spring
Former State Board of Elections Chairman Josh Howard says there could be dire consequences for future elections if the governor is allowed to appoint a judge to a newly created Wake County District Court seat.

HbAD2

 
Back to Top