Jessica Simpson has actually exposed that she was sexually abused as a kid, and that it caused a reliance on drugs and alcohol as an adult.
The pop star, actor and shoe magnate composes in her brand-new narrative that she was “eliminating myself with all the drinking and pills”, and only sought treatment after striking “rock-bottom” in2017 She has actually been sober ever given that.
In Open Book, Simpson theorises that her dependencies stemmed from trauma associated to being abused by the daughter of a household good friend from the age of six.
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” It would begin with tickling my back and after that go into things that were extremely uncomfortable,” she writes, in an extract published by Individuals Publication “For 6 years, I was abused by this lady during our household’s sees.”
Simpson says that she ultimately told her moms and dads about the abuse, but added that regardless of being the victim, “I felt in the incorrect”.
” We never stayed at my parents’ friends’ house once again, however we also didn’t discuss what I had actually stated,” she composes.
Simpson likewise reveals that she has had problem with stress and anxiety given that her teens, which she was placed on a stringent diet after being told by supervisors that she should drop weight in order to end up being a star.
” On my 17 th birthday, I flew to New York for meetings with record labels,” she writes. “I sang ‘Amazing Grace’ for Tommy Mottola at Columbia and he wished to sign me. And then he said, ‘You got ta lose 15 pounds.”
” I right away went on a very stringent diet, and started taking diet tablets,” she continues, “which I would do for the next 20 years.”
Simpson’s memoir furthermore sees her recall her shock after former partner John Mayer referred to her as “sexual napalm” in a career-destroying publication interview.
Open Book is launched on 4 February.