Spice Girls star Mel C, otherwise known as Melanie Chisholm, recalled being sexually assaulted before her first live performance with the girl group.
Spice Girls Star Mel C Recalls Being Sexually Assaulted
Mel just so happened to be 23-years-old when this incident was alleged to have taken place in Istanbul, Turkey. And as part of that process, she admitted that it did affect her seriously, even if she did not open up about it due to the fact she was in the showbiz industry.
But now that a significant amount of time has passed, it is clear that she had a lot to get off her chest. In her comments, she said: “I suppose in a version of sexual assault it’s a mild version but I felt violated. I felt very vulnerable. I felt embarrassed, and then I felt unsure: ‘Have I got this right, what’s going on?”
Not only that, but the insecurity Mel had at the time, is still clouded by other demons that she has today. The singer expanded on how she suffers from depression. This has also not been helped by the fact that Mel has had issues with bulimia and anorexia.
And those eating disorders, as well as her depression, have created a situation where things have sometimes gotten the best of her. Her following comments confirmed as much: “Even now, in 2022, I live with depression.
“You know, it’s there. I’ve learned very much how to deal with it and cope with it and keep it at bay, but sometimes it can get the better of me.” Mel did not reveal the person that was responsible for this which is understandable due to the negative media scrutiny that it will generate.
In addition, since a significant amount of time has passed since the incident was alleged to have occurred, there is always going to be a question of proof. And in any event, Mel may want to avoid the pressure that can emerge with bringing forward a case such as this.
And yet, Mel has shown a lot of courage in speaking out about this. That is something that should be praised as there was no obligation on her to do so. So there you have it folks. What did you think about this?
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