Dolly on opens up about the #MeToo age: “I’ve never slept with anyone, unless I wanted to’

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Grammy’s 2019: Country Music Hall of Fame member Dolly on is honored in the all-star tribute with Miley Cyrus, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, and Katy Perry.

Dolly on has long been outspoken about the social constraints often placed on specific groups of people. The legendary singer opened up about the effects of the #MeToo movement that has swept across Hollywood and the music industry, and says that despite all the work that is done to put an end to the abuse of women and victims alike — there is still more that needs to be done.

“I think there’s always gonna be a long way to go. It is just a work in progress, as is life itself. Especially for women in the workplace. I think that is why we are here now, with the #MeToo movement,” on told Sky News while discussing her hit Broadway musical “9 to 5” — based on the 1980s film, which is set to hit the Uk.

“It brought up the topic of harassment in the workplace and brought the fact that women still do not get the chance to do as much as they can, or paid in, you know, equal for the work that they do. So there’s still all those problems. I really think that if that came out in the 80’s really too much of the good. It really did shine the light on.”


When asked whether they had ever experienced any real problems in her career which can be marked by the #MeToo movement, on, 73, said that not everything that they ever considered, and just went about the handling of her career and business sector is rich the only way they knew how.

Dolly on and let brother Floyd on are shown here on January 15, 1981.
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“You know, I haven’t really been thinking at the time, because I had grown up with men,” on explained. “I have six brothers, my father, my uncles — I was always in the near of all the men in my family. I’ve known a lot of the big men. So I don’t think about it that much. Of course, I’ve been hit on my whole life, as a young girl would be — but I always take it as a compliment. I never did anything to try and get ahead in the company. I’ve never slept with anyone if I wanted to.”

The “Jolene” singer continues: “I have never found myself in one of these positions, or I’ve tried to stay out of those positions, and if I find myself in that I was lucky I had a great personality and a great sense of humor I could joke my way out of a lot of and then, if I couldn’t, I have a temper and backbone, so I can help you out in a different way.”

“I did the work and it was a man of the world then, but I enjoyed it.”

— Dolly on

Last week, on stole the show when she took the grammy’s stage and was serenaded by goddaughter Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Little Big Town and Kacey Musgraves. on said she, encouraged by the wide range of support for women who have poured into the movement and hopes women can continue to break through the barriers.


“I think that all of these people are more open. I hope that we can get out there and do what we think we couldn’t do,” she said. “We may be a little more aggressive now that we have a bit more of an open path now. I’m proud to be a woman. I look like a woman, but I think as a man, because I know how men think. I don’t think in terms of male or female, I think in terms of getting a job done.”

on said that despite her many achievements in her career, she does not like handing out advice to people, because not everybody the process is the same, and in her time crooning with the best of them — even they do not get it right all the time.

“I try not to tell other people what to do. People always say ‘what advice do you give?’ I don’t give people advice,” she explained. “I have information if you want to know the facts and if you want to know sometimes how I dealt with something, but I believe that everyone has the right to be themselves. Everyone has their own way and their own path to walk, and everyone’s talent is different.”

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She pressed on: “It is not up to me to tell them not to do it. Who am I to tell someone not to do something. I look like the city of stairs — and that is how I get my pattern to look after the town tramp. So who am I to tell someone else how to dress or tell anyone what to do? I just made my femininity. People say: “you’re a feminist?’ I don’t know. I don’t know exactly what that means. I’m proud to be a woman. I’m proud to be a woman in business. I am proud to do what I do. But I just want to live. I would like to set an example.”

If the Dollywood co-owner was pressed about the prospect of a day of seeing a woman president in the Oval Office, on said that she certainly sees it as a possibility, and also mentioned what are the characteristics of a female Commander-in-Chief should possess.

“I think there would be, but they must be smart. They must know what they are doing. They do not need to take it, it’s just to prove a point because she is a woman. They must have the goods, they must have the knowledge, she should have the backbone to run a country. I don’t think we are ever going to be a female president, if we do not really feel that she is suitable to save the country or save the world for that matter.”

Fox News’ Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report.

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