Sinitta reveals she was sexually assaulted

Tasha Hegarty
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From Digital Spy

Note: The following article contains discussion of sexual misconduct allegations that some readers may find upsetting.

Sinitta has bravely revealed that she was sexually assaulted by a guest staying at Simon Cowell's villa.

She told The Mirror, that an "influential man" came to stay at the villa when she was dating Simon and the incident happened when she showed him to one of the guest rooms.

"I leaned over to say goodbye to him with a kiss on the cheek. He grabbed me, pulled me down on top of him and was suddenly on top of me on the bed.

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"I was shocked but even at the moment I recall playing in my head: 'Has there been anything about my behaviour or my demeanour that has made this man think that I am interested in him?'

"The answer was definitely NO. I had to get away from him. I was struggling with him a bit but trying not to seem panicked. I fought with him and edged my way from under him."

She added: "He could tell I was fighting him off but wouldn't let me go.

"I managed to wriggle out from underneath and got to my feet and said: 'What are you thinking'?"

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She managed to get away and told Simon what happened who confronted the man about the incident.

"Simon walked him to his car.

"They shook hands then Simon pulled him in. You could see there was an aggressive conversation going on. When he's angry, his lips go really thin.

"He's a composed person most of the time. He came back and said: 'I told him not to ever put his f**king hands on you again.'"

Rape Crisis England and Wales works towards the elimination of all forms of sexual violence and sexual misconduct. If you've been affected by the issues raised in this story, you can access more information on their website or by calling the National Rape Crisis Helpline on 0808 802 9999. Rape Crisis Scotland's helpline number is 08088 01 03 02.

Readers in the US are encouraged to contact RAINN, or the National Sexual Assault Hotline on 800-656-4673.

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