Singer tells of sex as­sault by mu­sic in­dus­try leader

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

LILY Allen has told of her tor­ment af­ter a mu­sic in­dus­try ex­ec­u­tive sex­u­ally abused her fol­low­ing a party.

The mother-of-two said she had been drink­ing when she fell asleep in his ho­tel room.

She was then wo­ken by him press­ing his “naked body” against her back, the singer claims.

Fol­low­ing the al­leged as­sault, the 33-year-old said she con­tin­ued work­ing with the un­named man be­cause she was afraid of be­ing branded “dif­fi­cult”. She was also warned there were oth­ers like him in the in­dus­try.

She added that she ini­tially blamed her­self for the as­sault.

Allen has pre­vi­ously dis­cussed in more gen­eral terms an in­ci­dent of abuse by a pow­er­ful in­dus­try fig­ure sev­eral years ago. How­ever, she has given more de­tails in her up­com­ing au­to­bi­og­ra­phy.

In My Thoughts Ex­actly, Allen de­scribes the al­leged attack, say­ing it hap­pened in the early hours of the morn­ing.

The singer has re­vealed that she wanted to name the ex­ec­u­tive in her book. How­ever, she de­cided not to af­ter le­gal ad­vice from her pub­lisher.

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