Leslie Jones reveals in her recently released memoir, “Leslie F-king Jones,” that she terminated three pregnancies when she was younger.
“All I felt was the urgency of not being pregnant,” the “Saturday Night Live” alum wrote. “So I had an abortion and it was very hard. »
She continues: “I don’t want to say it was wrong, because to this day I would do the same thing.”
Jones, now 56, says the first time she had an abortion was when she was 18 and dating a man named Richard Brooks, who was 27 at the time.
Their on-and-off relationship lasted “too many years” and they did not use birth control, according to the book.
“My mother got sick very early in my life and she wasn’t there to teach me [sex education]” Jones writes, noting that her mother suffered a serious stroke when she was growing up and never recovered.
The “Supermarket Sweep” host writes that she wishes she had been properly informed about pregnancy prevention and admits that she “just didn’t know any of this.”
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By her mid-20s, Jones had undergone three abortions and realized, “This is not birth control.” »
The “Ghostbusters” star writes that she is eternally grateful to Planned Parenthood, a nonprofit organization that provides reproductive health care, education and s****l information, and thanks them for saving her life.
“Even today, I give them money,” she adds. “When I went to Planned Parenthood, I finally learned how to prevent pregnancies and take care of myself. Thank God for these people and what they do.
Jones broke up with Brooks in 2010 after he allegedly gave her an STD and got someone else pregnant.
In her memoir, the comedian also divulges details about her time on “SNL,” addressing her leaked n**e photos online and the horrific racism she experienced while starring on “Ghostbusters.”
Jones also writes about his favorite “SNL” hosts — with Blake Shelton topping the list.
“Blake is a big walking teddy bear,” she shares. “He hugs everyone and is hilarious…and he’s older.” It’s a compliment – he’s older, like me, so he knows St.”