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Hawkins Sings for Lazard’s Golub, Fights Child Abuse

Sophie B. Hawkins had a big secret when she shot to fame in 1992 with her hit single, “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover.” Her music was a form of therapy, easing the pain of ongoing sexual abuse from the age of 10.

“The biggest thing you feel,” said Hawkins, 43, during a phone conversation from Los Angeles, “is the incredible lack of confidence -- and shame.”