Me Too! Lily Allen Claims She Was Sexually Abused By Music Executive
British pop star Lily Allen claims that she was the victim of sexual abuse.
The 33-year-old singer made her revelations to The Guardian Newspaper and come as extracts from her new autobiography 'In My Thoughts Exactly.'
The pop star says the incident happened inside a hotel room and that the executive took advantage of the fact that she was drunk.
Mother-of-two Allen revealed: "I woke up at 5am because I could feel someone next to me pressing their naked body against my back. I was naked, too."
She reveals how the executive touched her inappropriately and tried to have sex with her and slapped her bottom "as if I were a stripper in a club".
Allen added: "I moved away as quickly as possible and jumped out of the bed, full of alarm... I found my clothes quickly... and ran out of his room and into my own."
The singer – who split from her businessman husband Sam Cooper in 2016 – has revealed that she wanted to name the executive in her book.
However, she was blocked from doing so for legal reasons.
And she is angry that she did not confront the attacker and that she continued to work with him because she felt nobody would believe her.
She said: "I expected him not to take advantage of my weakness. I felt betrayed. I felt shame. I felt anger. I felt confused.
"If things went down, I told myself, he'd win."
Even though she never formally reported the assault, Allen claimed she signed an affidavit detailing the alleged attack.
Allen revealed she was later offered the chance to perform at a show promoted by BBC Radio 1, but declined because one of the executive's clients was also due to be there.
She never revealed why she did not appear and her 2017 single 'Trigger Bang' got no air play as a result.
Allen admits she had encounters with escorts in 2014, months after the birth of her second daughter Marnie.
She told her 874,000 Instagram followers: "I slept with female escorts when I was on tour, cause I was lost and lonely and looking for something.
"I'm not proud, but I'm not ashamed. I don't do it any more."
The encounters came as she released her album 'Sheezus' and was also suffering from post-natal depression.
"I lost my sense of self. I lost my identity. I was being a bad mum. I was being bad at my job. I'd wake up on a tour bus in the middle of Wisconsin and be so hungover," she revealed.
"I cheated on my husband. All I wanted to do was be with my kids."
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