Jessica Simpson Claims She Was Abused In A Relationship
First Published: July 31, 2008 7:21 PM EDT Credit: AP
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Jessica Simpson claims she suffered abuse in a relationship, according to a new interview with the new country singer.
On 28-year-old Simpson’s upcoming debut country album, “Do You Know,” the singer recorded a song, “Remember That,” which offers advice to abused women. Sample lyrics of the song include, “With his hands or with his words/you don’t deserve it,” – lyrics Simpson told Elle magazine’s September issue she could relate to.
“I know that I sing it with experience,” Simpson told the mag.
When asked by the magazine’s reporter if, in addition to mental abuse, she has experienced physical abuse, Simpson responded cautiously.
“I don’t want to talk about it, but I have definitely experienced abuse in a way that I would tell people to take their heart and run,” Simpson said.
In the article, Simpson also opened up about her public persona and said she is battling back against tabloid headlines.
“So many people want to bring me down, and I can’t wait to prove them wrong,” she said.
She claims many people have given her a difficult time because of tabloid reports.
“If [people] believe what they read about me, they automatically persecute and torment me,” she claimed.
And in regards to one recent headline, which suggested her father, Joe Simpson, interfered with her relationship with boyfriend Tony Romo, the singer stood up in defense of her dad.
“That’s ludicrous,” she said. “He just wants me to be happy. Our whole family gets beaten, but that just brings us closer. So people are really doing themselves a disservice.”
During the interview, Simpson also opened up about her romance last year with singer John Mayer, the current love interest of Jennifer Aniston.
“John believed in the Jessica Simpson that’s within,” she said in the third person. “He cherished our love. He helped make me the woman I am today. John is going to be an amazing man for someone, but I know that I was supposed to be with someone else.”
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