It wasn't until he fainted while working in a salon that he "cleaned up" his act. Van Ness then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a hairstylist, where he was introduced to methamphetamine, resulting in two rehab trips and two relapses. The day after he fainted, Van Ness revealed, he went to Planned Parenthood where he tested positive for H.I.V.
“That day was just as devastating as you would think it would be,” he writes.
"Queer Eye's" Jonathan Van Ness is getting vulnerable in his new memoir “Over the Top.”
In a preview of his book with the New York Times, Van Ness opened up about his early struggles with sex and drug addiction as well as his experience with sexual assault, revealing that he was abused by an older boy from his childhood church.
Later on, Van Ness started college at the University of Arizona in Tucson where he began doing cocaine. That trauma, Van Ness revealed, led to a series of other "self-destructive" behaviors, including spending hours in AOL chat rooms, which he used to meet up with older men for sex in his teens. And after spending his monthly allowance on the drug, he began advertising sex for more money. Soon after, he flunked out of college.
“For a lot of people who are survivors of sexual assault at a young age, we have a lot of compounded trauma,” he said.
“Over the Top” is set to be released on Sept. Following his diagnosis, Van Ness said he still drinks and smokes marijuana but hasn't done hard drugs in years. 24.” />

Brands in the Verizon Media Group include HuffPost, TechCrunch, Engadget, AOL.com, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance, RYOT, MAKERS, Tumblr, Build Studios, Yahoo Mail and Verizon Digital Media Services.
Verizon is cutting 7% of the employees in its media group, or around 800 staffers in the division that combined AOL and Yahoo.
Amid the ongoing struggles for Verizon Media/Oath, Gowrappan called out bright spots, including its expanded multiyear ad deal with Microsoft, under which marketers using Oath Ad Platforms will gain access to 20% more native inventory across Microsoft properties globally including MSN, Outlook and Xbox.
"I want to be clear that we will continue to scale, launch new products and innovate," Gowrappan said in the memo. Now is the time to go on the offensive, go deep on our big priorities and do everything we can to advance the business." "We are an important part of Verizon and the $7+ billion in revenue we generate through our member-centric ecosystem puts us among the top tech/media companies in the world.
Verizon reps declined to say what those might be. Gowrappan's memo suggests that Verizon Media will be shutting down some properties. The cuts were first reported by the Wall Street Journal.
Verizon Media is the new name of Oath, the now-abandoned moniker of the merged AOL-Yahoo. Gowrappan, a former Alibaba and Yahoo exec, took over the reins last October after former Oath CEO Tim Armstrong left the company. After Oath revenue declined 6.9% in the third quarter of 2018, Verizon took a $4.6 billion charge related to Oath for the fourth quarter of 2018, a write-down representing the elimination of nearly the entire goodwill balance Verizon was carrying for the Oath acquisitions.
"This week, we will make changes that will impact around 7% of our global workforce across the organization, as well as certain brands and products," Verizon Media Group CEO Guru Gowrappan wrote in a memo to staffers Wednesday. "These were difficult decisions, and we will ensure that our colleagues are treated with respect and fairness, and given the support they need."
29).” /> Verizon is scheduled to report fourth-quarter 2018 earnings next Tuesday (Jan. Verizon Media has scheduled a town-hall meeting on Friday for employees about the layoffs and other changes.
According to Gowrappan's memo, in the first quarter of 2019, Verizon Media will focus on three areas: growing the Yahoo "member-centric ecosystem with must-have mobile and video products and stem desktop declines"; increasing usage and spending through business-to-business advertising platforms; and expanding video supply and overall distribution through partnerships.

[Outro: Sheck Wes]
Fuck the club up, fuck the club up (bitch)
Nah, nigga, nah, nigga, for real, we walkin’ in this bitch heavy
Fuck the club up, fuck the club up (bitch)
Fuck the club up, fuck the club up
They know me when they see me, nigga, ahhh! Fuck the club up, fuck the club up (yeah) What’s that smell? [Intro: Juice WRLD]
The party never ends
In a motel, laying with my sins, yeah
I’m tryna get revenge
You’ll be all out of love in the end
[Pre-Chorus: Travis Scott]
Spent ten hours on this flight, man
Told the pilot ain’t no flight plans
Can’t believe whatever I’m seeing
And they know whenever I land
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
[Chorus: Sheck Wes]
Fuck the club up, fuck the club up (bitch)
Fuck the club up, fuck the club up (bitch)
Fuck the club up, fuck the club up
Fuck the club up, fuck the club up (yeah)
[Post-Chorus: Juice WRLD]
The party never ends
In a motel, laying with my sins, yeah
I’m tryna get revenge
You’ll be all out of love in the end
[Verse 1: Travis Scott]
Bicentennial men
Put the city on slam
She get trippy off Xans
Lost 21 grams
And she did it on cam
Weren’t no video dance
Make my own rules
I really don’t pick, I just choose
I don’t send pics, I just shoot
Chopper gettin’ screwed
I told her it’s B.Y.O.B., that mean buy your own booze
Put it on God, he the one who put me on top
Can’t be put in a box, gotta move on the opps
Never got the move on the drop
Niggas tryna move on the Scott and move that deep
Tryna run down, shit’s deep
Gotta act a fool with the squad
Next city, no sleep, back to the 713
[Pre-Chorus: Travis Scott]
Spent ten hours on this flight, man
Told the pilot ain’t no flight plans
Can’t believe whatever I’m seeing
And they know whenever I land
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
[Chorus: Sheck Wes]
Fuck the club up, fuck the club up (bitch)
Fuck the club up, fuck the club up (bitch)
Fuck the club up, fuck the club up
Fuck the club up, fuck the club up (yeah)
[Verse 2: Travis Scott]
Heartbreak hotel, bet you can’t take no L’s
Plug like AOL, who say that I ain’t gon’ sell? It’s heaven-scent
Like I drop shit out the wind
Dodgin’ hella sins
I can’t go back there again
Now the dogs ain’t civilized
Take the one, feel vilified
You can’t see my suns
Like the light don’t hit this eye
In the function and I’m fried
It’s the drop is not a drop
When they open wide
It’s a ride, right? Hand me the H, I’ll sell
She said “I got it, nigga”
I said “I ain’t gon’ tell”
Buy it by the pound so it ain’t no scale
I’m sick of the drank (the drankin’)
The flippin’ of paint (paint, yeah)
Grippin’ the grain (grain, yeah)
Whipping Wu-Tang (Wu-Tang, yeah)
My niggas gon’ flame (bang, yeah)
Bitch, I’m with gang (gang, yeah)
Got your bitch on the plane
[Pre-Chorus: Travis Scott]
Spent ten hours on this flight, man
Told the pilot ain’t no flight plans
Can’t believe whatever I’m seeing
And they know whenever I land
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
[Chorus: Sheck Wes]
Fuck the club up, fuck the club up (bitch)
Fuck the club up, fuck the club up (bitch)
Fuck the club up, fuck the club up
Fuck the club up, fuck the club up (yeah)
[Segue: Juice WRLD]
The party never ends
[Chorus: Sheck Wes & Juice WRLD]
Fuck the club up, fuck the club up (bitch)
Fuck the club up, fuck the club up (bitch)
Fuck the club up, fuck the club up
Fuck the club up, fuck the club up (yeah)
The party never ends
[Verse 3: Travis Scott]
Family function, ain’t no friends
Had a line around my ends
Turned ’em into Ms
Why you tryna make amends?