Lily Allen has claimed she was sexually assaulted by a music industry executive in his hotel room after she passed out drunk one evening.
Allen, 33, who is set to release her upcoming memoir “My Thoughts Exactly” later this month, opened up about the alleged incident in an interview with The Guardian’s Weekend magazine.
The musician went into detail about how the industry “allows and sometimes even endorses toxic behaviour by men towards women.”
Allen, who claimed she was advised not to name the man in question, said she got “smashed” at a party before she went to his room to sleep it off.
She explained, “I woke up at 5am 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 a**e 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.”
Allen went on, “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.”
The “Smile” hitmaker also said that she didn’t think the incident was reportable at the time, asking: “What was the crime? Record industry executive didn’t rape me. Was I supposed to report someone trying it on? (Answer: yes.)”
Despite this, the paper added that she did end up signing an affidavit documenting her recollection of events because she “wanted it on record that I’d been sexually abused by someone I worked with.”
Allen’s tell-all release also sees her open up about sleeping with female escorts.