That happened after she turned down a boss' sexual advances and lost her job, she said."For me, the hardest thing was being treated as if I was sub-human — as if I didn't matter," she said.
The singer reflected on her past in an interview with TODAY.com, explaining how it helped shape her new album and memoir, and her life as a mom to 4-year-old son Kase with rodeo star Ty Murray, whom she divorced last year.She rose to prominence with her debut album, Pieces of You, released in 1995, which went on to become one of the best-selling debut albums of all time, going 12 times platinum.The debut single from the album, "Who Will Save Your Soul", peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100; two others, "You Were Meant for Me" and "Foolish Games", reached number two on the Hot 100, and were listed on Billboards Top Country Albums chart and featured three singles, "Stronger Woman", "I Do", and "'Til It Feels Like Cheating". The couple took in Monday’s Alabama-Clemson national title game. Loved her from 1st time I met her & now she's dating a Clemson fella, Charlie Whitehurst= awesome!"Entertainment Tonight" host (and Clemson fan) Nancy O’Dell shared this photo on Facebook with a caption that stated Whitehurst and Jewel were indeed dating.