Singer Meghan Linsey is one of the women who was moved to share her personal experience with sexual assault following the leak of Donald Trump’s lewd comments about women.
In case you missed it, Linsey, a runner up on “The Voice,” wrote on her personal Facebook page (which has since been shared on Yahoo), that back in 2010 when she was in Steel Magnolia, a powerful man in the business groped her up her skirt and tried to lift her by her behind. And this all happened on a bus in front of a lot of people.
“I was mortified and told him not to touch me and to put me down. It caused quite a scene, and I could tell that he was embarrassed and angry,” she writes. “The next night, he came up behind me and whispered in my ear; he said, ‘I have boats bigger than you could ever imagine, and I could put you in the middle of the ocean where no one would ever hear from you again. Just remember that.’ He laughed and walked away.”
Linsey says she tried to tell both her manager and her label but, she shares, “They both said if I wanted to have a career in country music then I could never say anything about it out loud, to anyone.”
She notes, “THIS is why Donald Trump’s comments are so upsetting. This is why it’s not just ‘locker room talk.’ Because at the end of the day, it’s NOT just talk. This is rape culture, where powerful men sexually assault women and get away with it because of ‘who they are.’”