Content material warning: this text comprises descriptions of sexual violence, rape, and sexual assault.
On an episode of the BBC podcast the Subsequent Episode, a collection that focuses on #MeToo and folks’s experiences within the music business, Aluna Francis of AlunaGeorge has come ahead about her personal expertise with sexual assault.
In her dialog on the podcast, Francis informed the BBC previous collaborator, whom she needs to stay unnamed, tried to pressure her to carry out oral intercourse on him.
After making music with this individual earlier within the day, they’d gone out as a bunch and Francis couldn’t get house as her cellphone had died. He provided to let her use his cost in his lodge room, after she’d already requested everybody else within the group and lodge workers and nobody else might assist her. Nevertheless, as soon as they had been alone within the room Francis stated the person turned “a very completely different individual – his habits went from naught to 100.”
“He thought it was a recreation. Every thing I did excited him extra.”
She went on so as to add that the person “pinned me down and he’d taken his trousers down and he was making an attempt to place his dick in my mouth. So I wrestled him off, and he was nonetheless laughing trigger he thought it was a recreation and that I used to be having a extremely enjoyable time having a fake rape state of affairs.”
Francis addresses the disgrace she felt for not recognizing how fallacious the state of affairs was instantly, for compartmentalizing what had occurred. She claimed she by no means thought of reporting the incident to the police.
She stated escaped the state of affairs, however later returned to the studio the place she confronted the person about what had occurred within the lodge room. “He did all his apologies and talked about how he was so extremely sorry and [that] this has by no means occurred earlier than,” she stated. “You’re coping with it on a regular basis. Even when it goes as much as a excessive degree, you’re nonetheless taking part in out this function of ‘It’s superb.’”
You may take heed to the complete episode right here.
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