The 32-year-old singer-and-actress – who previously admitted to suffering  after being raped when she was 19  claims it was the ‘’rule’’ to expect unwanted advances whenever she went into the recording studio, but when she did confide in people, no one wanted to ‘’protect’’ her as it would mean losing their own ‘’power’’.

She said: ‘’When I started in the music business when I was around 19, it was the rule, not the exception, that you would walk into a recording studio and be harassed. It was just the way that it was.

‘’So I do wish that I had spoken up sooner. I did speak up about it. I was assaulted when I was young, and I told people.

‘’And, you know, there was a ‘boys club.’ Nobody wants to lose their power, so they don’t protect you because if they say something, it takes some of their power away.