Jessica White Opens Up About Assault, Abusive Past & Drugs

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Supermodel Jessica White wants everyone to know she did not assault 28 year old Vanessa Kian over a taxi in New York City, so what better way to proclaim one’s innocence than talking with People magazine?

In a recent interview, Jessica insists she isn’t as bad as the media made her look:

“I never denied getting into an altercation, but people painted me to be the bad girl, which was 110 percent false. I was flagging a cab, and she came from behind me and pushed me. I didn’t strike her until she hit me in the face. I don’t lash out at innocent people.”

White added she hates violence because she was a victim of abuse as a child and molested by her own family member at 14.

She revealed to the mag:

“I had to go through the hurt secretly. I look at modeling as a savior, because [it allowed me] to leave and travel to Paris and New York when I could finally relax and be out of the abusive environment.”

But because Jessica was so young and alone, she eventually turned to cocaine and even overdosed at the age of 20. She adds:

“I was going to lose everything. But I was lucky, because I came face to face with evil, and it wasn’t something I liked seeing.”

Wow. Jessica’s been through a lot for only being 26.

Hopefully her assault case will be settled quickly and she can move on to more positive things.

[Image via PNP/WENN.]

Mar 31, 2011 10:00am PST

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