Singer Alanis Morissette has surprised her fans with a painful confession. In the documentary Jagged‘—Made by HBO—, the Canadian artist has related that at the age of 15 she was the victim of a multiple rape. This is how he has made it known The Washington Post.
The 47-year-old interpreter expresses in the documentary some of the traumas she has had to go through after the dramatic episode. “It took me years of therapy to even admit that I had been a victim,” said Morrissette, who was raped when she was just beginning to gain fame as a television star.
At that time, the artist had just signed a contract with the record company MCA Canada. “He always told me that I had consented, and then someone would remind me: ‘Hey, you were 15, you couldn’t give your consent,'” reflects the singer, who has changed her way of seeing events: “Now I think: ‘Yes They were all pedophiles, it is a violation of a minor. He has not given names, but has regretted that people in the music industry who had knowledge did nothing.
The singer, who has won seven Grammy Awards throughout her career, says she felt questioned for having been silent about what happened for more than 30 years. On this, he points out: “The fact that I did not share specific information about my experience as a teenager was almost solely because I wanted to protect: protect my parents, protect my siblings, protect future partners.”
It is the first time that the interpreter refers to this matter publicly. The artist has decided not to be part of the premiere of the documentary that was directed by Alison Klayman. Some versions indicate that the reason for such absence would be related to a non-conformity with the production.