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Lily Allen speaks out about alleged sexual assault by a music executive

The singer said that the music industry is "rife with sexual abuse"

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Lily Allen has spoken out about allegedly being sexually assaulted by a music executive.

The singer opened up about when she was sexually abused while asleep and stated that music industry is “rife” with assaults like this.

The 33-year-old said that she wanted to name her abuser in her autobiography, but was legally advised not to.

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Lily stated that she fell asleep after getting drunk at a party and was woken at 5AM by a music executive who was assaulting her.

‘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,” she told the Guardian Weekend magazine.

“I felt betrayed. I felt shame. I felt anger. I felt confused,” the mother-of-two said.

“If things went down, I told myself, he’d win,” she continued, after she stated that she never reported the assault as the man had more power and money than her.

Instagram – Lily Allen

Lily said that she hopes the next generation will be able to stand up against the predatory behaviour of the music industry and said: “Let’s try and teach our daughters to be stronger and more resilient, better at being less grateful, more insistent on being taken seriously, louder at saying no.”