- Alanis Morissette mentioned in a brand new HBO documentary that she was raped by a number of males when she was 15.
- The Washington Post, which has seen the film, says she doesn’t identify her abusers.
- In the film, Morissette says she did converse up about it however was ignored.
Alanis Morissette has revealed by way of a brand new HBO documentary “Jagged” that she was raped by a number of males throughout her music profession, in line with a report by The Washington Post which has seen the movie.
The documentary follows Morissette’s journey to stardom and raises tough questions concerning the music trade.
Canada raised the age of consent from 14 to 16 in 2008, however, when Morissette was a teenager the law stated that the age of consent can be higher “when there is a relationship of trust, authority or dependency,” the Post reported.
“I’m going to need some help because I never talk about this,” Morissette says in the movie. “It took me years in therapy to even admit there had been any kind of victimization on my part. I would always say I was consenting, and then I’d be reminded like ‘Hey, you were 15, you’re not consenting at 15.’ Now I’m like, ‘Oh yeah, they’re all pedophiles. It’s all statutory rape.”
Morissette does not name the people she said abused her but does say she tried to tell people beforehand.
The “Ironic” singer said: “I did tell a few people and it kind of fell on deaf ears. It would usually be a stand-up, walk-out-of-the-room moment.
“You know a lot of people say, ‘Why did that woman wait 30 years?’ And I’m like f— off. They don’t wait 30 years. No one was listening or their livelihood was threatened or their family was threatened. The whole ‘why do women wait’ thing? Women don’t wait. Our culture doesn’t listen.”
This is not the first time Morissette talked about sexual misconduct in the music industry. She told The Sunday Times in 2020: “Almost every woman in the music industry has been assaulted, harassed, raped. It’s ubiquitous — more in music, even, than film. It’s just so normalized.”
Earlier this 12 months, a study by Midia Research and Tunecore discovered that nearly two-thirds of 401 feminine music makers from all over the world mentioned that sexual harassment or objectification was a significant problem they face.
Morissette additionally revealed in that interview with The Sunday Times that she had skilled “sexual abuse, exploitation, financial undermining” all through her life because the age of three.
In the film, the Canadian musician mentioned she had not made allegations beforehand to guard her household. “Me not telling specific information about my experience as a teenager was almost solely around wanting to protect — protect my parents, protect my brothers, protect future partners,” she mentioned.
According to the Post, Morissette is planning to not attend the premiere of the documentary on the Toronto Film Festival in the present day and seems to be upset with the film for unspecified causes.
The director of “Jagged,” award-winning documentarian Alison Klayman instructed the Washington Post that she didn’t need to speculate on the star’s emotions however mentioned: “Of course I wish Alanis could be there. It was a privilege to make this film and I’m really proud of it. Hopefully, there will be other opportunities in the future for her to come to film events.”