Alanis Morissette has reportedly filed a statutory rape allegation in a new documentary.


Alanis Morissette

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Singer Alanis Morissette reportedly opened a new documentary about being a victim of statutory rape, saying she was “deaf” when she tried to talk about it.

In a documentary jaggedMoreset, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday, claims that several men had sex with her when she was 15. Washington post Report.. The alleged abuse occurred in Canada, where the age of consent was 16.

“It took years of treatment to admit that there was some damage on my part,” Morissette says. “I would say I always agreed, and then I would be reminded like,” Hey, you were 15 years old, you didn’t agree at 15 years old. ” Now I’m saying, “Oh yeah, they’re all pedophiles. It’s all statutory rape.”

according to directorMorissette does not name the alleged abuser in the movie, but blames the music industry for ignoring her when she tried to speak up. “I talked to some people, and it was kind of deaf,” she said. “It’s usually the moment you get up and get out of the room.” She also reportedly says she often experienced unwanted sexual progress.

last year, Morissette said The Sunday Times “Almost every woman in the music industry has been assaulted, harassed and raped,” and this is “ubiquitous, with more music than movies.” But she added that women who want to speak up “face the threat of losing work, reputation, or incredibility.” In the documentary directorShe said she didn’t mention “specific information” about her experience because she wanted to “protect my parents, my siblings, and my future partner.”

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