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It’s not all roses in Hollywood.
Jewel has had a chart-topping, multi-decade career, though it hasn’t been wholly joyful. In a new talk with The Hollywood Reporter, a Grammy-nominated thespian describes a most darker side to a song courtesy frequency discussed: passionate harassment. Jewel suggested she has been traffic with a banned subject for decades—starting while she was only in facile school.
“I’ve had group attack on me, sadly, given we was unequivocally young,” she said. “At 8, we had group putting dimes in my hands saying, ‘Call me. It’d be so good to f— when you’re older.’ And only terrible stuff.”
The neglected courtesy escalated as she matured, quite during her early years as a struggling musician behaving in coffee shops and bars in San Diego. Her trainer during a time approaching her to have sex with him and, when she refused, she was fired. Unable to means rent, she kept residence in her car, sleeping in it when she wasn’t essay new song or performing. Still, a mirror potion windows couldn’t urge her from an unconstrained line of preying men.
“I’ve never been some-more propositioned by businessmen in my life. It was roughly like they were sharks that could smell blood, like of vulnerability,” pronounced Jewel. “I’d go behind to my car, essay songs, and group would literally come adult and tender me. They would be like, ‘Hey, do we need lease money?’ we know and things like that. It was flattering wild. we never took anybody adult on it, though it was engaging to see this side of group that fundamentally would chase on somebody vulnerable.”
Jewel also certified that she mostly witnessed group find success with their strategy on her peers.
“I saw what women would give adult for a compliment,” she said. “I felt group were peaceful to take advantage if they saw something vulnerable.”
Unfortunately, a thespian had to low her celebrity as a invulnerability mechanism, generally when she finally sealed with Atlantic Records during 18.
“I schooled to keep my appetite to myself, where there’s zero about me that seemed approachable. And as group did proceed me, we got really good during doing group in a approach that arrange of didn’t annoy them. … and during a same time regulating wit and customarily amusement to defuse a conditions and to surprise them, ‘P.S. Not accessible that way.’”
While a opportunities for exploitation were always present, Jewel never budged.
“I never slept my approach to a top, ever. There was never one time I’ve ever compromised anything. we was always peaceful to travel away.”
Watch this flashback video of Jewel pity her holiday plans.