Jessica Simpson has long decided that her childhood sexual abuse history will not define her – not her family, not herself and no one else. Of course, it’s much easier to say how to do it, and the star has taken this huge step this year when it released An open book, AA? a fairy-tale memory that, for the first time, published detailed information about her abusive experiences and subsequent struggles with addiction. Now Simpson pulls back the curtain for a hitherto uncovered part of this story: the time when she returned to her hometown and confronted a woman who sexually abused her as a child face to face. Are you already amazed by her bravery? Keep reading because Simpson is unstoppable.
The 40-year-old singer opened up to Katherine Schwarzenegger on it The gift of forgivenessÂ a podcast about the possibility of going back and facing a family friend who abused her as a small child. Simpson wanted to let her rapist know two things: that he would not live in denial, and that he knew that the rapist had also been abused.
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“I̵7;d say I confronted her about eight years ago,” Simpson told Schwarzenegger. “I went to her and I just said, ‘I know you know what’s going on, and I know you were abused because she was abused by an older guy … he was always in the same house — he never touched me, but he would abuse her. and then she came to me and did things to me. So in many ways I felt bad about her and allowed the abuse to take place. “
Embracing her rapist’s violent experiences is already overwhelmingly compassionate, but Simpson went even further, urging the woman to seek the same kind of treatment she considered useful, and most shockingly, offered to forgive her.
“The moment I told her, ‘I know you have a lot to do,’ and I told her I thought she should probably talk to someone and find a way to understand those moments, to forgive them for those moments. and heal before them. those moments, “Simpson said. “A” I just want you to know that I forgive you and I really don’t want to be around you so much or sometimes again, but I want you to know that I know what happened between us and I … “™ I won’t be to live. “”
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