Jewel says 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," Jewel continued. Coming to grips with the financial burden the theft created along with her own Jewel stated that her mom, Lenedra, who was once her manager, stole all of her money, which she claims was more than $100 million. “I didn’t realize what my mom was until I was 30-something,” the singer explained.
Jewel, the multi-platinum award-winning singer, spoke about her tumultuous childhood, which was marked by her parents' divorce and her father's abuse. In her 2016 memoir, she opened up about her family, as well as her mother taking control of her finances and leading her into debt. Jewel has also launched her own mental health app, Innerworld, and founded Inspiring Children in the early 2000s, both of which are focused on bettering the youth's mental health. She hopes to provide support to anyone struggling with their mental health, no matter their background.