The singer revealed that she was abused in 1997 during a massage in a hotel in Turkey
The former member of Spice Girls Melanie ChisholmMore known as Honey Crevealed that it was sexually abused the night before the band’s first show in 1997.
In an interview with the novelist’s podcast Elizabeth day, the singer said she was abused during a massage at a hotel in Turkey. “I felt violated, vulnerable and ashamed,” she said.
According to Melanie, who won the title of Sports spice while in the group, she soon “buried” the situation because she wanted to focus on the performance, which would be the Spice Girls’ first full concert.
“I felt insecure – did I get it right? What’s going on? I was in an environment where you take off your clothes with a professional,” she recalled. “I didn’t want to cause problems, but I didn’t even have time to deal with it.”
The artist claimed that not prosecuting the abuse at the time allowed it to be “buried for years and years”. The memories of him only returned when he started writing his autobiography, which was published on Friday the 16th in the UK.
“It came to me in a dream, or I woke up and it was in my mind. And I was like, ‘Oh my God, I didn’t even think about putting it in the book,'” he said. “So obviously I had to think, ‘Well, do I want to reveal it?’ And I just thought, actually, I think it’s really important for me to say it and finally face it. “
During the conversation, Melanie also commented on the fact that she dealt with food problems And depression during her time with the Spice Girls in the 1990s and 2000s.
“I had this idea of what I had to be to be in the band, to be a pop star,” he explained. “I started eliminating food groups, being very restrictive with my eating while exercising each time, to the point of becoming extremely obsessive.”
The singer said that this behavior lasted for years and that, due to it, she lost so much weight that she developed anorexia and her menstruation ceased. She says that today she sees herself as a “warrior” for being able to overcome these problems and give birth to her daughter in 2009.
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