London - Lily Allen has claimed her record label failed to act after she told bosses she was sexually assaulted by a senior industry figure.
The British pop star, 34, said she recently spoke to a top executive at Warner Music about the alleged incident in 2016 but that no action has been taken. The alleged perpetrator is believed to be still working at the record company.
Recalling the alleged assault, Miss Allen told the BBC’s The Next Episode podcast: "We got to my hotel. I couldn’t find my room keys. So he was like, “Well, why don’t you sleep in my bed while I go and get the keys or whatever.” So I passed out in his bed.’ She said she ‘woke up and he was in my bed naked slapping my bum’, before he tried to have sex with her.
"I recoiled and I got up out of the bed and I screamed. I’d never given any indication that I did want that," she said. The singer added she didn’t report the attack to the police at the time as she ‘didn’t want to make a fuss".
Details of the allegations came to light when her memoir My Thoughts Exactly was published last year. Miss Allen said that when she met a Warner Music boss later, he said he had had ‘no idea’ about the incident before reading about it.