Mel C was sexually assaulted during a massage in Istanbul in 1997

Mel C was sexually assaulted during a massage in Istanbul in 1997
Mel C was sexually assaulted during a massage in Istanbul in 1997

Mel C has revealed she was sexually assaulted before a Spice Girls concert in front of 8,000 people in Istanbul in 1997, the BBC reports.

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Speaking on writer Elizabeth Day’s podcast, the star said the unwanted act took place during a massage at a hotel in Turkey.

“I felt violated. I felt very vulnerable. I felt ashamed,” she said.

She notes that she’s been to a place where it’s normal to undress and that you expect a professional to work there. They were rising stars and she felt like treating herself to a massage.

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The singer, whose full name is Melanie Chisholm, said she “buried” the incident immediately because she had to focus on the Spice Girls’ concert debut.

“I didn’t want to make a fuss, but I also didn’t have time to deal with it.” She specified that she is one of those people who worry that they would disappoint others with their depression and try to suppress it.

It wasn’t until he began writing his memoirs, Who Am I, that the memories began to resurface.

“It came to me in a dream or I kind of woke up and this incident was in my mind. And I was like, ‘Oh my God, I didn’t even think about putting it in the book.’ I realized that it was really important for me to say it and finally deal with this incident.”.

The star described the incident as a “mild version” of sexual assault and said she wanted to share the details because of the impact it had on her.

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In the How To Fail podcast interview, the singer also talked about her parents’ divorce and the eating disorder she developed during her time on the Spice Girls.

“This went on for years. I lost so much weight that I became anorexic and my periods stopped. I always wanted to be a mother, and it threatened my fertility,” says the singer.

Therefore, she felt very proud that she overcame her eating disorder and gave birth to her daughter Scarlett in 2009.

Her memoir comes out today.

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