Lily Allen Describes Attempted Rape by a ‘Record Industry Executive’

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Lily Allen has detailed her account of a sexual assault she experienced at the hands of an unnamed ‘record industry executive’.

Allen warns that such abuses are common in the music industry in her recently released book.  She believes the #MeToo movement hasn’t highlighted the full scale of the problem.

Allen did not reveal the name of the man who attempted to rape her under legal advice from her publisher.  She simply refers to the man as a ‘record industry executive’ in her account of the assault.

Allen says she was assaulted during her attempt to sleep off her own drunkenness.

“I woke up at 5 am because I could feel someone next to me pressing their naked body against my back.  I was naked, too.  I could feel someone trying to put their penis inside my vagina and slapping my arse as if I were a stripper in a club.  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.”

Lily Allen says she kept silent about the incident because she did not want to be labeled a “hysterical” or “difficult to work with” woman.

“I felt betrayed. I felt shame. I felt anger. I felt confused,” Allen continued.

She says she also feared that people wouldn’t believe the story due to her drunkenness and his fame.  That last part is a major clue that could be used to pinpoint the perpetrator.

When the singer returned to London after the assault, Allen consulted a lawyer and signed an affidavit with her recollection of what occurred.

In a later interview with The Guardian, Allen confirms she turned down a gig at Radio 1 because artists working with the executive would be present. Allen says Radio 1 punished her for backing out of the deal by offering no airplay time for her single, ‘Trigger Bang’.

Allen’s book, called My Thoughts Exactly, is slated for release on September 20th.

In the book, Allen also admits to a consensual sexual liaison with an older, different record executive.  “It was consensual, sure. It’s just that he had all the power and I had none,” Allen relayed.

Allen also admitted to having sex with various female escorts, despite being married at the time.

“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,” Allen admitted on Instagram.

“I don’t do it anymore.  The Mail are gonna run with the story tomorrow cause someone leaked it, and they’re bound to make sound worse than it was. Just wanted to give you Er, the ‘heads up’!”

The singer elaborated on the admission on Australian talk show, ‘The Project’.  “It is more about hotel rooms… and being on my own and being very far away from my kids and my husband.  It is not like steamy, raunchy — although that is what the tabloids made it out to be like: [a] sort of lesbian prostitute sex romp, which I guess it was, in a way.”

The identity of the ‘recording industry executive’ will undoubtedly be the source of intense speculation.

Already, the singer has offered plenty of clues, and fans are likely to narrow the list down to a small number of potential assailants.  Authorities may also open an investigation into the matter, given the seriousness of the charges.