In her new HBO documentary, superstar singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette has alleged she was raped multiple times at the beginning of her career.
During an interview for the film, the Grammy-Award winning musician said: “It took me years in therapy to even admit there had been any kind of victimisation on my part. I would always say I was consenting, and then I’d be reminded like, ‘Hey, you were 15, you’re not consenting at 15,” “Now, I’m like, ‘Oh yeah, they’re all pedophiles. It’s all statutory rape.”
While the multi-platinum selling artist chose not to reveal the identities of her alleged abusers she mentioned that, at the time, she did tell people about the incident, saying: “I did tell a few people and it kind of fell on deaf ears. It would usually be a stand-up, walk-out-of-the-room moment.”
Not the first time the Jagged Little Pill hitmaker has brought attention to sexual assault in the music industry, in 2020, the now 47-year-old claimed in an interview that assault is common for women in the industry.
“Almost every woman in the music industry has been assaulted, harassed, raped. It’s ubiquitous – more in music, even than film,” she said.