Lily Allen shares the story of how record executive sexually assaulted her

Lily Allen

Lily Allen

The interview claims she wanted to name the executive in the book, but did not after being advised by her publisher.

Lily Allen has given her first detailed account of a record industry executive sexually assaulting her as she slept, warning that similar abuse is "rife" in the music business.

After getting "smashed" at the party, the man let her stay with him in the bed in his hotel room. Then, Allen alleges, "I woke up at 5am because I could feel someone next to me pressing their naked body against my back".

According to Allen, music industry insiders have largely ignored the #MeToo movement, resulting in "a potent mix of sex, youth and availability" that has affected many singers and their careers. I was naked, too.

Allen said she "moved away as quickly as possible and jumped out of the bed, full of alarm. and ran out of his room".

Lily did not report the matter as she was left feeling like she blamed herself over the incident because she had been drinking, and would be seen as "difficult" and "hysterical" if she went to police.

She did, however, sign an affidavit recounting the incident after consulting with a lawyer, saying: 'I wanted it on record that I'd been sexually abused by someone I worked with'.

The singer also said she had to turn down a gig promoted by Radio 1 because of fear that the industry executive would be there with one of his artists who was performing.

The most shocking thing about Lily Allen's autobiography isn't that she hired female escorts for sex while on tour, a story that's already leaked out to the tabloids before the book's released. In response, she says that she was "punished by Radio 1, with no airplay for my next single, 'Trigger Bang.'" She said, "I just couldn't tell them why I couldn't take the slot".