Canadian singer and actress, Alanis Morissette has come forward as a victim of multiple statutory rapes.
The Jagged Little Pill singer made the disturbing claims in a documentary premiering on Monday at the Toronto Film Festival, according to the Washington Post, which viewed the film.
The HBO film, titled Jagged, includes an interview in which Morissette says that multiple men had sex with her when she was a 15-year-old Canadian pop star. She also said that it took her years to realize she was a sex attack victim
‘It took me years in therapy to even admit there had been any kind of victimization on my part,’ says Morissette, now 47, in the film.
‘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.’
The age of consent in Canada is currently 16. When Morissette was a teenager, it was 14, but set a higher bar ‘when there is a relationship of trust, authority or dependency,’ according to the report.
Morissette did not name any of the alleged abusers in the film. She said that people in the industry had brushed off her allegations in the past.
‘I did tell a few people and it kind of fell on deaf ears,’ the singer also revealed. ‘It would usually be a stand-up, walk-out-of-the-room moment.’
For reasons that are unclear, Morissette plans to shut the film’s premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, apparently in a dispute with the filmmakers, according to the Post.
The newspaper reported that there is little in the documentary that could be considered unflattering to Morissette, who appeared to be an enthusiastic interview subject.
Director Alison Klayman declined to speculate on Morissette’s feelings when reached by the Post.
‘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,’ the director said.
The alleged assaults that Morissette discusses in the film would have taken place in the late 1980s, when she was was recording demos for Geffen Records.
Credit: Washington Post
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ENDSARS Memorial: I Was Crying My Eyes Out, Hearing The Gunshots From Our House, Actress, Adesua Etomi Recounts
Nollywood actress, Adesua Etomi has joined millions of Nigerians who are commemorating one year since the painful loss of lives at Lekki Toll Gate during the EndSARS protest.
You would recall that on October 20, 2020, armed military officers opened fire on unarmed EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Tollgate who were calling for the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad due to the incessant brutality by officials of the group on civilians.
Sharing her memories of the incident that received global attention after lives were lost, properties destroyed, and hundreds left injured, Adesua Etomi on her Instagram page disclosed that at the time, she was 6-months pregnant with her child.
Adesua Etomi who is the wife of popular singer and music executive, Adesua Etomi recalled how she was cried her eyes out while hearing the gunshots from her house.
“I can never forget this day. I was 6 months pregnant, crying my eyes out, hearing the gunshots from our house. Sitting in the darkness out of fear. I can’t possibly imagine how terrifying it must have been for those at the toll gate.
I can never forget. For the lives lost throughout the protests, I will never forget.”
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EndSARS: We All Know Who Gave the Order, Vector Says
Talented Nigerian rapper Vector has disclosed that he never asks about who gave the order that led to the shooting of some innocent souls during the EndSARS protest at Lekki Tollgate because everyone knows who did.
Today is exactly one year after that horrible incident at Lekki Tollgate that led to the death of so many people and still the government and some people are still claiming no one died as a result of the tear gas shot in the air.
Per what rapper Vector wrote its clear Nigerians have an idea of whoever gave the order to shot the protestors who weren’t armed a year ago but keep asking just to see if the person will own up and take full responsibility of his/her actions.
Marking the 1st memorial of the brave souls that died seeking what is best for themselves and their families, most of the celebrities have shared the unfortunate incident on their Instagram page remembering those who are dead and rapper Vector has joined them.
But then Vector took the opportunity to open our eyes by telling us why he never asks who gave the order to shot the peaceful protestors saying we all know exactly who gave the order hence it’s time wasting to be asking over and over again.
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2020 EndSARS Protest Has Changed My Life, Says DJ Switch
Nigeria disc jockey, Catherine Udeh, popularly known as DJ Switch, has stated that the #EndSARS protest of 2020 changed her life for worse and for better.
The activist took to her verified Instagram page on Wednesday, which marked a year after the protest, to narrate how the movement changed her life.
The DJ gained more prominence last year when she took to her Instagram page to do a live coverage that showed protesters being shot at by personnel of the Nigerian army at the Lekki Toll Gate during the #EndSARS protest that rocked the nation last year.
While most Nigerians praised her for her braveness, the DJ has claimed that she is on the run from the Nigerian government.
Sharing a video of herself on the protest day, she said, “On this day, last year 20.10.20 we were filled with hopes that young Nigerians took a solid stand.
“Through all the government’s antics, lies, counter protesters and thugs that were sent to attack us, we stood our ground!
“When the Nigerian government exhausted all their poorly planned tactics, they unleashed nothing short of evil on its citizens.
“I’ve not been able to talk today and I cannot imagine what others who had it worse, feel!
“I am so proud of our young generation of leaders and our celebrities that have shown great leadership.
“I also must say, it is not a one day affair. This is a fight for the very fabric of our nation!
“My life changed on this day… for worse! But, I also believe it changed for good! I now know what it means to need something so bad and that need for me is a better Nigeria!
“To the youths who risked it all today in order to remember 20.10.20, you are in every bit Superman/Superwoman! Thanks to @davido for an anthem to remember! #endsarsmemorial #endsars #whogavetheorder #neverpostedthisbefore” (sic)
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