Lisa Stansfield has revealed that she once hit an industry professional “across the head” after he “squeezed her bum” when she was just 15.
The singer, who has a new single out, appeared on Good Morning Britain to chat to Ben Shephard and Susanna Reid about her decorated career in the spotlight.
Asked how the industry was when she first started, Stansfield said that she thinks it has “always been people with promises and dangling carrots” and that when stars are “young, impressionable and ambitious” then they want to believe things.
Elaborating, she explained: “[But] There was always part of me that didn’t believe these people and someone did try it on with me and they did get a big whack across the head.
“Just squeezing my bum, and I just wasn’t having any of it. And I think that’s what young girls should know. I was about 16, 15 I was. That guy has got his comeuppance.”
Stansfield continued: “I first started out on TV… I did variety shows and I was terrible.
"So, I went to this modelling school for my deportment, that’s where this guy was. He’s never going to do that again as he did it to other people much more serious than me, I was lucky.
“As a mum you have to tell your daughters or your sons that you have to be careful, people aren’t nice out there, there are nasty people.”
The 52-year-old told the show that things in the industry will change now and that they “have” to but added that she hopes it won’t make people “frightened to touch each other or to make advances in a nice way”.
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03. Never, Never Gonna Give You Up (Barry White cover)
05. Hole In My Heart
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08. So Natural (Acoustic)
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12. Never Ever
13. People Hold On
15. All Around The World
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