News

Sir Tom Jones reveals he experienced harassment in his career

Welsh singer Sir Tom Jones said sexual harassment and abuse was common in the music industry and experienced misconduct in the beginning of his career.

(Reuters)

Welsh singer Sir Tom Jones said sexual harassment and abuse was common in the music industry and experienced misconduct in the beginning of his career.

“It’s Not Unusual” singer told the BBC that he has experienced sexual misconduct in the music industry, during a discussion about sexual assault and sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

“Things are always happening in the music industry,” Jones told the BBC.

“There are people who complain about publishers and other things that they are already expected to do a record deal, just like a film agreement.”

SIR TOM JONES INTRODUCES US TOUR DUE TO HEALTH PROBLEMS

When asked if he is a victim of sexual misconduct, Jones said that he did it in the beginning of his career.

“There were a few things like that. But you avoid. You simply walk out… But what tried on women tried on men,” Jones said.

Jones said at the first meeting “made him feel terrible”, but stressed that there were good people in the industry.

“There’s always been that element there that people with power sometimes abuse, but they don’t all have to abuse it. There are good people,” “She’s a Lady” singer said.

When Jones was asked to elaborate on his experience, he said that it was “not bad.”

JENNIFER LAWRENCE: I WAS PLACED IN “NAKED LINE-UP,” TOLD TO LOSE WEIGHT

“It wasn’t bad, just someone trying to pull… it was a question and I said,” No, thank you, ‘” Jones said.

When Jones was asked about the Weinstein allegations, he replied that “justice” and the people will pay for their wrongdoings.

“Things happen in the show business, and sometimes things are covered and then they come to light, and other people come forward – it is like taking the cork out of a bottle,” Jones said.

“But justice. If you have done something wrong you have to pay for it, or proof that you have not done anything wrong.”

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular