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Jessica Simpson Sent Her Abuser Her Book: “I Hope It Brings a Cure”

A few months after the reveal, she was sexually assaulted as a child, Jessica Simpson opened up about forgiving the perpetrator during a candid conversation with Katherine Schwarzenegger.

“I’d say I confronted her about eight years ago,” the 40-year-old singer recalled on the website Podcast ‘Gift of Forgiveness’ on Wednesday, July 29. “I went over to her and 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. And actually, and he was always there at the house – he never touched me, but he abused her and then she came over and did the things for me – and so I felt bad for her and me in so many ways allowed the abuse. ‘

In Simpon’s memoir, Open book, which was released in February, she revealed that she was abused by a family friend’s daughter, ages 6 to 12.

Jessica Simpson at Bookends Bookshop in Ridgewood on February 6, 2020. Paul Zimmerman / Shutterstock

“I told her at the time, ‘I know you have a lot to do’ and I said I think she should probably talk to someone and find a way to understand those moments and forgive and heal those moments from those moments, “she explained to 30-year-old Schwarzenegger.” And [I said], ‘I just want you to know that I forgive you and it can’t really be around you that much or ever, but I do want you to know I know what happened between us and I won’t be in denial about it life. ”

Simpson noted that she did a lot of soul-searching after her divorce Nick Lachey, which was completed in June 2006, prompting her to contact her perpetrator.

“I was just where I was celibate, and I was on this journey to explore myself, and I knew I couldn’t go on without letting her know. Not only did I leave it unsaid, ‘the designer explained on the podcast. “I left it unsaid for far too long, but I knew that if I were honest with her, my conscience would clear. And I even sent her the book and I told her I hope it brings a cure. ‘

Simpson Open book spent several weeks at the New York times Bestseller list. In the narration, she revealed that her family would visit her perpetrator’s house three times a year. She wrote about protecting sister Ashlee Simpson of the abuse.

“I was lying between them and I fiercely protected my sister from this monster,” she wrote. “I didn’t want her to feel as disgusted as I did. … I never let her get close to Ashlee, but I never yelled or told her to stop. ‘

After Jessica told her parents, Joe and Tina Simpsonabout the situation, she claimed they said nothing.

“We never stayed with my parents’ friends again,” she wrote. “But we didn’t talk about what I said.”

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