Jessica Simpson, a known mogul for her fashion accessory collection and being a singer-songwriter is opening up in her new autobiography called Open Book. Releasing in February the book shares some of the singer’s most intimate life struggles.
People shared a passage they received that revealed that Simpson recalls being sexually abused starting at the age of 6 years old. Later down the line led to a life of alcohol and drugs.
“When I shared a bed with the daughter of a family friend,” Simpson wrote, recounting the events. “It would start with tickling my back and then go into things that were extremely uncomfortable.”
The fashion mogul continued “I wanted to tell my parents,” she admitted, “I was the victim but somehow I felt in the wrong.”
Simpson revealed that she eventually spoke up to her parents, Tina and Joe, at the age of 12 while they were riding in the car.
Tina responded like any typical mother should or would, slapping Joe on the arm and yelling “I told you something was happening.” She wrote, “Dad kept his eye on the road and said nothing.”
In the wake of the #Metoo movement, Simpson made this book the moment to speak up about what she has been through and be literally an open book.
The designer also added, “ We never stayed at my parents’ friend’s house again but we also didn’t talk about what I had said.”
With women speaking out around the globe about their #Metoo moments it only makes sense for Simpson to speak about her own experience. Adding to the voices of women who have spoken or don’t have a voice to speak, to continue the healing process of these types of traumas.
“I was killing myself with all the drinking and pills.” She expressed in her memoir.
Over the years the singer’s success grew in fashion, music and acting all while being strong through a divorce to Star Nick Lachey and in 2010 marrying now-husband Eric Johnson.
Simpson recalled hitting rock bottom in 2017 after a party they had at their home.
“I need to stop,” she confessed to friends, “ Somethings got to stop. And is it’s the alcohol that’s doing this and making things worse, then I quit.”
Simpson quit that year with the help of friends, family, therapy, and doctors. With all the support she hasn’t looked back since.
She exclaimed that the love she received allowed her to feel her trauma even to the point of calling life a continual gift.
The Texas native admitted that she wanted to speak her truth when she was offered to do a motivational book. Simpson also expressed that the emotional journey she has experienced wasn’t easy but definitely got her into a happy and self-acceptance place.