The singer first appeared in her recent memory “Open Book”, which became a victim of sexual abuse as a child.
It was only the beginning of this year Jessica Simpson she first opened up to sexual abuse, which she suffered as a child in the hands of another girl considered a family friend at the time.
Now she talks about why she decided to look for this woman and confront her years later. Simpson said Katherine Schwarzenegger on her “Gift of Forgiveness” a podcast she came to shortly after she left Nick Lachey.
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“I was celibate at the time and I was on my way to explore myself, and I knew I couldn’t move forward without knowing it. a woman.
According to the book, Simpson was abused from the age of 5 or 6 until the age of 12. Her alleged rapist was a year older than her. Simpson suffered terrible bullying then she opened up to her classmate about it.
Jessica Simpson was bullied after exposing sexual abuse to a friend who turned her against her
Rather than go or attack a woman when she finally confronted her years later, Simpson said she had chosen forgiveness and some understanding. Only later did Simpson learn that her rapist was being abused at the same time.
“I went to her and I just said, ‘I know you know what’s going on, and I know they abused you,’ because she was abused by an older man,” she said. “He’s always been here in the house, so he never touched me, but he abused her, and she came to me and did things to me.”
Simpson said she “felt bad” in many ways. She counseled the woman to talk to someone about her own experiences, seeking understanding, forgiveness, and healing.
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“I just want you to know that I’ll forgive you,” Simpson said, telling the woman. “And I don’t really care about being around you so much again, but I want you to know that I know what happened between us and I won’t live about it.”
It was an important moment for Simpson herself to say, “I knew that being honest with her would clear my conscience.”
She even said that she sent a copy of her book to an unnamed woman after it was published and wrote that she hoped to “heal it.” Just as it seems that the woman’s confrontation with forgiveness and compassion served Simpson for the same purpose.
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