Jewel Says Her Mom, Who Was Once Her Manager, Embezzled Over $100 Million From Her

March 22, 2023 / Posted by:

If your initial shock was also that Jewel ever earned $100 million to be able for someone to embezzle it, I get it. But upon further ponderance, she and her trompe l’oeil titties have given us a lot. Much of the population has probably yodeled along with her to “Who Will Save (SAY-hee-AYVE) Your Soul,” and how many other razor commercial bangers can you remember besides “Intuition?” None, that’s how many. But instead of occasionally using the lyrics to “Hands” to joke about not being able to grip something girthy or resting her face against the cool, foggy car window while moodily mouthing “Foolish Games” like the rest of us, Jewel’s mom allegedly played some foolish games with her four-time Grammy-winning daughter’s pile of money when she used to be her manager.

According to Page Six, Jewel was on the Verywell Mind Podcast with Amy Morin on Monday and talked about her former monster momager Lenedra Carroll having sticky fingers the whole time she was managing her, only to be stopped when Jewel realized she was several millions of dollars in debt.

“I didn’t really realize what my mom was until I was 30-something. I woke up and realized she embezzled all of my money, over $100 million…”

“Thirty-four years old, realize I’m $3 million in debt, realize my mom stole it, realize everything I thought my mom was, isn’t what she was, very difficult psychological thing to come to terms with.”

And that wasn’t even her mom’s first deplorable offense. Jewel later found out that her abusive dad had custody of her when she was young because her mom just didn’t feel like momming.

“My mom and dad got divorced when I was 8, and we went to live with my dad,” she recalled.

“Nobody told me it’s because my mom didn’t want to be a mom. She left us, and so my dad took over raising us. I didn’t know that at the time.”

“My dad was this volatile alcoholic that hit me, very easy to identify ‘bad guy.’ My mom seemed like the opposite,” she explained.

“She was calm, she was soft, she never yelled, obviously never hit me. And I didn’t realize I was being abused in another way at the time.”

Jewel says Lenedra also played mind games with her, so when she did have to parent her, she wouldn’t have to deal with the antics of a rambunctious child.

“Let’s say when I would show up on her doorstep, she would say, ‘Your mind is so powerful. Our minds are only tap, we use like 10% of our brain power. Our minds are so powerful and I think you, Jewel, are so powerful that I think you could sit here and stare at this light bulb and you might be able to get it to turn off with your mind.’”

It wasn’t until later that she discovered, “What it actually was was my mom didn’t want to stay there and be with me, and she babysat me by having me watch light bulbs. So sometimes the appearance of an attached figure isn’t what it seems.”

Here are some snippets from Jewel’s interview:

Jewel’s well-known origin story of being discovered while living in her car was bleak enough, but it’s unfortunate to hear she also lived through being swindled by her own evil, avaricious mother. Not every artiste gets a doting momager who’ll sit through several of their sex tapes so everyone can win; so next time you belt out “you were meant for pee, and I was meant for poo” (alright, that one’s probably just me), think of the tormented woman behind the ballad!

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