Singer Sinitta has claimed that she was sexually assaulted by six different men in the music industry.
The 54 year old pop star said that one of her attackers was a big deal in the music world and was extremely influential, yet he tried to force her to perform a sex act on him.
Sinitta also revealed that another man, who was a singer, was someone who she had admired and looked up to as a child.
The So Macho artist said Simon Cowell confronted one of the men that she said attacked her, but she didn’t want to publicly say anything about the assaults in the past because she was scared of being seen as “public enemy number one” within the music industry.
Speaking to the Sunday Mirror she said: “I was afraid to speak out as I didn’t want to end up in somebody’s car boot.
“These men are all powerful people. I’m talking now as I don’t want any more girls and women in the industry to have to go through what I did.”
As it stands, Simon Cowell is the only remaining judge on the X Factor panel after Cheryl, Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora announced their resignations [Demi Lovato/Twitter/Getty]
In an extract from her video book, Who Put The Sin In Sinitta, the singer talks about the influential music industry man who tried to force her into a sex act.
“I remember being sat down and he was stood up. He started to unzip his trousers and exposed his manhood,” she said.
“He grabbed the back of my head and tried to force me towards him.
“I pushed him away and told him my mother would be arriving soon, which was a lie. He eventually left. I felt traumatised.
“I initially thought he wanted to help with my career. But, as I found later on, people always wanted more.”
In another encounter she was targeted by a man while at a party with Cowell.
Sinitta said: “An artist grabbed me up. He was a big star I had watched since I was tiny.
“I was coming out of the toilet and he was going in. He pushed me into a corner and touched me up. He tried to put his tongue down my throat. I froze.
“It was horrible. I stumbled down the stairs and told Simon. Simon went off at him. When he loses his temper it’s quite scary as you’re not used to it.”