Lily Allen revealed during an interview with i News that she was once sexually abused by a powerful music industry insider, one the industry will not let her escape. Allen compared herself to Rose McGowan and her attacker to Harvey Weinstein. Though she doesn't name her alleged abuser, she confirms that she reported the incident to female colleagues and that "no one did anything."
My record label have a list of priority acts, pretty much all of which have a link to the person who did something to me. I know what will happen. They'll say, 'Let's try and get rid of Lily because this person is worth more to us because he makes us lots of money.' In film and TV, you can choose not to work with any of those people again. You can move country, move out of London to LA. You can't do that in music. It's the same bunch of people on both sides of the Atlantic and it's inescapable because it's 15-year-long contracts.
Allen recently released her album No Shame and is working on a memoir.