Mary J. Blige Talks Sexual Misconduct at The Golden Globes: ‘Don’t Touch Me or I’ll Kill You’
Famed singer Mary J. Blige spoke on the Golden Globes red carpet about her experience with sexual misconduct, telling the Associated Press she’s long been of the mindset that if someone touches her inappropriately, she’ll “kill” them.
When asked whether or not she’s had “to fight” in regards to responding to sexual harassment, Blige — who was nominated for her supporting role in the Netflix movie Mudbound — said she dealt with these issues since she was as young as five.
“Oh I’ve had to fight since I was five years old. I haven’t had anybody approach me like that since I’ve been in the music business, but ever since from five to 17 I’ve been going through hell with sexual harrassment,” said the nine time Grammy Award-winning singer.
“So, you know, by the time I got to the music business it was like, ‘Don’t touch me or I’ll kill you,'” Blige added.
As for women and sticking together in the post-Harvey Weinstein news film industry, Blige said, “We need each other.”
Per Billboard, Blige also spoke up on behalf of women in the entertainment business by saying she stands with them.
“I am one of those women, so, you know, I don’t want to go into detail about that and I haven’t, but I am, and I stand with those women. I champion them,” Blige said while recently attending the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
While discussing planned Golden Globes black-dress protest to raise awareness of abuses and resources available to victims, double nominee Mary J. Blige opens up about her own long battle with sexual harassment.
Watch above via the Associated Press.
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