Star: Jessica Simpson hit Eric in the face for getting a woman’s number

Star Magazine features Jessica Simpson and her husband of seven months, Eric Johnson, on the cover this week with the dubious claim that “she punched him in the nose.” Their evidence seems to be the fact that Eric is sporting some kind of cut on the bridge of his nose. The article actually contradicts the cover headline, because they claim that Jessica clocked Eric across the face with her handbag, not her fist. According to Star, Jessica and Eric were out at celebrity hotspot Chateau Marmont on February 5th. They were drinking a lot and were already buzzed when they got there. (They had a driver.) While there, Jessica allegedly caught Eric giving a pretty girl his phone number and she wasn’t having it. Here’s part of Star’s story, with more in the print edition. Of course Jessica is the one who is crazy and raging.

Just a few hours after pulling up to the A-list hotspot, the couple stormed out after causing a violent scene in the hotel’s lobby.

Witnesses reported seeing Jessica screaming at her husband, and cameras captured Eric collapsing into their chauffeured car with a bloody gash on his nose. So what happened to sour the romantic mood of their outing? Star has the inside scoop on the couple’s startlingly public blowup…

According to friends, Jessica, 34, and Eric, 35, prepared for their rare kid-free night by having a few drinks at home… “They were actually really enjoying themselves during dinner, but that all changed after a few drinks,” says the insider, “because Jessica saw Eric exchange glances with another woman.”

The “other woman” was a pretty brunette sitting at a table behind Jessica. When [Jessica] noticed her husband smiling in that direction, she turned around to see who he was looking at. “Her mood changed instantly,” the source says. “From that point, it was clear things weren’t going to end well…”

When Eric got up to go to the bathroom, all hell broke loose… “After about five or 10 minutes, she grabbed her purse and went looking for him.” What she found sent her into a jealous rage.

“Eric was chatting with the cute woman Jessica had seen him looking at – and he had his phone out too, as if he was getting her number,” the source reveals. “Jessica walked straight over and snatched it out of his hand. Needless to say, the brunette left immediately.”

Things quickly went from bad to worse: Jessica unleashed a torrent of verbal abuse on her husband as he desperately tried to explain himself. “She went crazy,” says an eyewitness. “She was like a woman possessed!” When the couple emerged from hotel, Eric sported a nasty cut on his nose – which the source claims came courtesy of Jessica’s designer bag hitting him across the face!

Clearly mortified as blood glinted on the bridge of his nose, Eric turned and tried to leave. “The hotel is really small, and she was making a scene,” the spy adds. “But she powered over him.” Their screaming continued outside, near the valet stand, in front of several hotel guests.

[From Star Magazine, print edition, February 23, 2015]

If this actually happened the way Star claims, and that’s a huge IF, then it’s domestic abuse. I doubt it’s true by any stretch, though. Considering that Star claims this happened in front of witnesses it seems like someone would have tweeted about it. I checked Twitter and I couldn’t find any tweets about this alleged incident whatsoever. Plus, the couple’s rep denied this story and told Gossip Cop that Eric got that cut on the playground with his 19 month-old son, Ace. The rep told Gossip Copy “Ace was falling off a slide when Johnson jumped to help him and hit his face on the playground equipment.” That seems much more likely than Jessica clocking him in front of witnesses who only spoke to Star.

Meanwhile Jessica has Instagrammed some racy, suggestive pics of herself with Eric. Go here to see. She captioned them #50ShadesofJohnson (except all caps but I’m not doing that) and wrote on one “I’m so in love with you.” Maybe this is Jessica’s way of asserting that everything is fine at home, because otherwise Eric wouldn’t agree to participate in her high school photography project. I doubt that Jessica meant those photos as a cheeky nod to the allegations that she abused Eric. She doesn’t seem bright enough for that.

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  1. RocketMerry says:

    Yeah, I don’t believe that.
    Oh, not the part about him getting a random brunette’s number; that I believe.
    But Jes hitting him with a designer bag… that couldn’t happen: she cares way too much about her purses.

    • Bridget says:

      I was going to say the same thing! That girl loves her bags (not that I blame her there).

      • SNAPPY says:

        I’d say, is she turning into Ms. Piggy and Eric into Kermit??? What type of man would flirt with another woman right in front of his wife? Oh wait…my ex did on what was supposed to be a romantic anniversary dinner….he chatted up the cute waitress and even gave her his number right in front of my astonished face. Needless to say that was our last anniversary, no scene necessary. When it’s over , it’s over and good riddance. Why risk an assault charge? Jess can find herself a better man if things don’t work with Eric. Shoot, i sure as hell did and i’m no megamillionaire.

    • Wren says:

      I’m willing to believe that this happened, but not with such an extensive “scene”. Like, they were both wasted, he exchanged numbers with the other woman, Jessica caught him and drunkenly yelled/slurred “wtf are you doing” at him, other woman scampered off and Eric offered drunken apologies. Then they went home in their chauffeured car. I’m not buying the clobbering or the prolonged shrieking scene. At least at the restaurant. She may have had more to say at home.

  2. Katy says:

    The article makes her sound like a rage monster & I kind of doubt that. She’s never seemed that way that I’ve heard of.

  3. Pinky says:

    That suit does not fit him. At all.

  4. Nicolette says:

    Not her typical behavior but hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. She snapped at that moment. Can’t blame her, he always struck me as a douche.

    • bluhare says:

      It’s OK hitting her husband because “she’s not usually like that”?

      Fun fact: A LOT of domestic abuse is fueled by alcohol.

  5. scout says:

    “They had a driver”, thank you for that, don’t need more “American citizens”.

    Don’t think any woman has succeeded in holding on to her man by controlling, dominating, trying to change who they are or making them to stay faithful by blackmail or violence or Vice versa! Time to talk instead of posing few shades of J.

  6. ds says:

    She looks like Kate Bosworth on that cover.

  7. Caroline says:

    So I know for a fact that he had that cut on his nose on SuperBowl Sunday (saw it in a pic with a bandaid across it), which is 4 days before she allegedly hit him and caused it. So Star obviously just made up a story to go with a cut they saw on his nose.

    • FLORC says:

      Star tries so hard. All too often you’ll find they run stories that they have pieces of the truth and fill in the blanks. Though they do tend to have the foundation there. This might have happened, but the timeline is off.
      Pictures on covers are often used out of context. That is nothing new and done by nearly every mag and rag.

      • Jessica says:

        There are picture of them getting into the car that night (Feb. 5th) and he has a cut /gash across his nose.

        Eric got into the back seat and Jessica got in the front.

        Sweet Hazzard has the photos.

      • Caroline says:

        Yes, there are photos of him with a cut on his nose from the night in question. I understand that. My point is that he did not receive the cut that night. So its puts doubt on the whole story to me. But its up to you if you want to believe it happened right then and there.

    • Karen says:

      This is what every gossip mag and blind item site does.

  8. kcarp says:

    If true…..All she did was divert the cheating for one night. There are a million cute brunettes out there. If he was that available at dinner with her then he is really available when alone.

    Again if true….It would seem like this isn’t the first time. The first time you would be confused, sad, and unsure of the situation but she was mad and wasn’t having it.

  9. Jay says:

    Surely no man (especially one in the public eye) is dumb enough to hit on another woman while out to dinner WITH his wife. I call BS.

    • Jessica says:

      You would be suprised.

    • Jessica says:

      Supposedly Jessica went to the bathroom and when she came out he was flirting with someone and he looked like he was giving her his number.

      This is what Star is reporting.

      He did not do this in front of Jessica, he did it while she was away from him.

  10. FLORC says:

    It’s Star so there’s a mark against it from the start, but I believe this. She has a quiet, but long history of getting drunk and violent. I believe she got jealous and gave him a wack. She’s never hidden the fact she makes all the money and holds the balls in her hand bags.
    Something about Eric seems sketchy too. Always has. He’s got too much free time as well.

  11. Jess says:

    This sounds sketchy, why would he be smiling at another woman right in front of his wife, then be gone for 15 minutes? Surely he’s not that stupid. Plus I doubt he’s gonna give up his gravy train anytime soon, I’m sure he does whatever Jessica says.

    • Jessica says:

      Just because he is smiling does not mean anything. Jessica seems like a very sad and insecure person.

  12. Karen says:

    I can’t with that Instagram photoshoot.

    • Sugar says:

      Yeah, those pictures should NEVER have been released to the public. They show what should have been a private moment between a husband and wife. Typical D-list celeb move, I guess but it’s sad. That Jessica released them says a LOT about her, none of it good. She really displayed poor taste and lack of judgment. .

  13. jenn12 says:

    I love Michael K, but really wish I hadn’t clicked on that sexy times link. Do NOT want to see what their fantasies look like.

  14. Green Is Good says:

    This is what happens when you buy a husband.

  15. Cupcake says:

    I don’t believe this story. That being said, I think it’s only a matter of time before this marriage ends. I’d give it a couple more years at least, maybe even another kid?

  16. serena says:

    According to friends… what kind of friends are those I wonder, lol.