Jessica Simpson Opens Up On How And Why She Confronted The Lady Who Abused Her!

What made her take such a step?

How often have we seen celebrities opening up about their traumatic experiences from childhood? Well, popular music artist Jessica Simpson has shown the way forward by daring to speak up about an issue. In Jessica Simpson’s memoir titled Open book, the singer revealed that a woman close to her family had abused her when she was a child. Adding to it further, in a recent conversation at Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt’s Podcast ‘The Gift Of Forgiveness’, the performer talked about how and why she confronted this lady later on in her life.

When Jessica Simpson Confronted Her Abuser

It was eight years ago that the 40-year-old celebrity decided to come face-to-face with her abuser. Jessica Simpson recollected that she just went to her and said, “I Know you know what was going on and I know you were being abused”. According to her, the woman was abused by another older person of the same home. The guy never used to touch her but he used to do some sort of things to the woman. The lady, in turn, did the same stuff to the then child Jessica. “And so in many ways I felt bad for her and I was allowing the abuse to happen”, the actress stated while talking in the podcast.

Jessica Simpson’s words to the abuser

Jessica also remembered that she suggested the lady to talk to someone so as to understand, forgive and get healing from those moments. The popular fashion designer further stated that she has forgiven the concerned person. “And [I said], ‘I just want you to know that I forgive you and I don’t really care to be around you that much or ever again, but I do want you to know that, like, I know what happened between us and I’m not gonna live in denial about it.’,   The Price Of Beauty star recollected the words that she said to her abuser.

What made her take such a step?

According to Jessica Simpson, it was her divorce from Nick Lachey, which triggered the thoughts. For the uninitiated, the couple had separated in June 2006. It was a time when she ventured on a soul searching journey. Interestingly, she also went on to send her memoir Open Book to the concerned person. “ I knew that I couldn’t move forward without letting her know that — I wasn’t going to just leave it unsaid. I left it unsaid for far too long, but I knew that if I was honest with her, that it would clear my conscience. And I even sent her the book and I told her that I hope it brings healing.”, the popular artist commented on the reason why she decided to talk to her.

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