Jessica Simpson Opens Up About Sobriety & Sexual Abuse, ”I Was Killing Myself’

Written by Alyssa Brook January 22, 2020

Jessica Simpson Opens Up About Sobriety & Sexual Abuse, ”I Was Killing Myself’

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Jessica Simpson is getting ready to drop her memoir “Open Book,” where she sheds light on alcohol abuse and her road to sobriety.

According to PEOPLE, Simpson also opens up for the first time about her sexual abuse, “I was killing myself with all the drinking and pills,” she writes. She decided to get sober in November 2017, “Giving up the alcohol was easy,” she adds. “I was mad at that bottle. At how it allowed me to stay complacent and numb.”

In an exclusive excerpt, she writes that she was just six when the sexual abuse began,

 “When I shared a bed with the daughter of a family friend. It would start with tickling my back and then go into things that were extremely uncomfortable. I wanted to tell my parents, I was the victim but somehow I felt in the wrong.”

After finally telling her parents, her family never visited that particular family friend again.

Her memoir comes out this Friday.

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