• Mon, Aug 4 2008

Jessica Simpson’s Abuse Claim

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Jessica Simpson has had a few rotten relationships. Nothing too dramatic. I mean, by the time I was her age….. (eeek – I shutter to think). She had what seemed like a fairy tale marriage to Nick Lachey, but it’s obvious those two were not meant to be together. After her divorce, however, she tried to date a lot of really different guys. And this was a smart thing. When you marry so young (and especially because she met Nick when she was very young), you really don’t get to see what types of people would be the best ones for you.

And now, she’s gone country. While it might be a cliché that country music is all about lost love and anguish, Jessica is using her songs to get the gripes about her failed relationships off her chest. These days, she’s getting a lot of attention for the song, “Remember That” which supposedly reflects her “abusive relationship with an unnamed ex.” ~source

Also, for those of you that might think it’s John Mayer (as I did for some reason when I first heard this – must be the whole dying her hair thing) I doubt that it was, because she said, “He cherished our love. He helped make me the woman I am today.”

I also question exactly what type of abuse she suffered. I’m not trying to be cynical, but for someone like Jess that’s had a relatively charmed life, someone telling her they didn’t love her might be labeled as abuse in her book.

I’m not the only one who’s questioning this. X17 gave some additional info on the interview Jessica did with Elle magazine. When Jessica brought this up, the Elle writer asked her, “I understand you’ve felt emotionally abused, but you’re not telling me that you’ve experienced physical abuse as well, are you?”

“I don’t want to talk about it,” Jess responded, after pausing, “but I have definitely experienced abuse in a way that I would tell people to take their heart and run.”

X17 goes on to say:

“Hmm, sorry, we’re a little confused… didn’t Ms. Simpson bring this all up in the first place? Feels kinda like her confession is only a half-truth! Either A, she’s just opening up (it’s not like she owes the world to reveal something personal) and that’s totally okay… or B, she’s just trying to promote her album.”

Abuse doesn’t happen because you can’t have your way or someone doesn’t think you’re the hottest thing on the planet. It doesn’t come from someone cheating on you. It doesn’t come from someone deciding one day that they don’t really love you.

I know a lot of women who have suffered physical and emotional abuse. I am one of them. So I know this subject very well. I’d like to believe Jess, but I fear she might be throwing the word “abuse” around very lightly.

But, as always, I’m more interested in what you think. Do you think Jessica was really abused?

Image used with permission from splashnewsonline.com

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  • http://jessicasimpson.pt.to Ritovskyta

    I don’t think anyone would use that lighly. check victorya banks myspace. get your facts straight. don’t act like another tabloid raising rumors to hurt jess…a couple of time back there was an amazing site called Ihatebritney. to those who did, it was a blast. many hate jess. maybe you should give it a shot…..

    and come on – quoting X17 ???? who just say use and abuse and missquote anything? really…

  • http://www.thedifferencenow.com brrbach

    Ritovskyta: Then you don’t find it odd that she couldn’t go into any more details than to quote the song?

    What I’m wondering is if she’s throwing this word around very lightly. I’ve no doubt that she has her feelings hurt, but to say it was abuse?

  • Mayla

    I think Jessica was trying to imply the abuse to promote her album. If not who did she date that abused her if its not Mayer or Nick? If it was years ago before Nick she would have just said so. If its Tony Romo why is she still with him?

  • http://www.thedifferencenow.com brrbach

    Mayla: Exactly. I feel the same as you.

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  • tru blu

    JESSICA SIMPSON IS LYING. IF SHE WAS ABUSED, AND IF IT WAS BY NICK ,SHE THEN HAD THE BEST OPPURTUNITY WHEN THEY DIVORCED TO MAKE THIS CLAIM. SHE WOULDN’T OF HAD TO PAY HIM ALL OF HER MONEY WHEN THEY DIVORCED. IF IT WAS ONE OF HER PAST BOYFRIENDS, WHY NOT TELL. I THINK SHE IS CONFUSING THE WORD ABUSE WITH THE WORD MISUNDERSTOOD. ALL SHE HAS TO SAY IS PLEASE BY MY CD!!!! SHE DOES NOT HAVE TO RESULT TO LYING TO SELL RECORDS. THERE ARE REAL PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN ABUSED. JESSICA SIMPSON IS NOT ONE OF THEM.

  • http://none.com LMAO

    Im LMAO at you women. Let me make a few points. 1 women who are abused rarely leave their abuser and when they do, it is sometimes too late! The control an abuser has over a person is uncomparable to anything. If it is ROMO, then that’s the reason she hasnt left. When you are Abused, you DO NOT pick up and leave that situatioin at the drop of hat!! So check your facts on that!!! 2ndly, she doesnt have to comment to anyone about anything! That’s her right. If she has suffered any type of abuse, most women are NOT up for opening up about the abuse and are NOT good at talking about it. Most abused women hide it at all costs. Also abusers train their victims to minimize abuse, lie about and blow it off with simple excuses. My point, Dont judge anyone until you walk a mile in thier shoes. She may have been abused, she might not have. Even though she is in the public light does not mean everyone knows what goes on behind closed doors. So what if she was or wasnt. You either buy the CD because it’s a good CD or you dont because it’s a bad CD! You women are idiot gossiping about someone’s life that you know nothing about. Get a life and get a job…you wont worry about Jessica Simpson’s life losers!!!