The singer opened for the first time about being a victim of child sexual abuse in her recent memoir, “Open Book”, published earlier this year.
It was only earlier this year Jessica Simpson opened for the first time about a sexual abuse she suffered as a child at the hands of another girl considered at the time to be a family friend.
Now, she’s talking about why she decided to look for that woman and confront her years later. Said Simpson Katherine Schwarzenegger on it “The Gift of Forgiveness” podcast that she arrived at this moment shortly after she came out of it Nick Lachey.
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“Back then I was celebrating and I was on this trip to explore myself and I knew I couldn’t move forward without letting her know that – I wasn’t going to let her not tell me,” Simpson said of her conversation with the -mara.
“I left it unnamed for too long.”
According to the book, Simpson was abused from around the age of 5 or 6 until she was 12 years old. Her alleged abuser was a year older than her. Simpson suffered terrible bullying she later opened up to her classmate about it.
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Instead of tying or attacking the woman when she finally has to confront her years later, Simpson said she chose forgiveness and some sort of deal. It was only later that Simpson taught her abuser that he was being abused at the same time.
“I went to her and I just said,‘ I know you know what was going on and I know you were abused, ’because she was being abused by an older man,” she said. “He was always there at home too, so he never touched me, but he was abusing her and she would come up to me and do things for me.”
Simpson said that “in many ways” she “felt bad for her.” She advised the woman to talk to someone about her own experiences, to seek understanding, forgiveness, and healing.
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“I just want you to know I forgive you,” Simpson said to the woman. “And we don’t really care to be around you much anymore, but I want you to know that I know what happened between us and I won’t live in denial about it.”
It was an important moment for Simpson himself, who said, “I knew that if I was honest with her, she would clear my conscience.”
She even said she sent the unnamed woman a copy of her book after it was published, which she wrote to her hoping it would “bring healing.” Just as he seems to be facing the woman with the forgiveness and compassion that served the same purpose for Simpson.
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