Jewel Talks About Decades of Sexual Harassment

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Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter about her upcoming album, Picking Up the Pieces, and memoir, Never Broken, singer-songwriter Jewel disclosed details about the sexual harassment that pervades the music industry:

“The music industry is a very male-dominated business. I never slept my way to the top, ever. There was never one time I’ve ever compromised anything. I was always willing to walk away. … And I think that type of spirit that you bring just informs everybody that’s around you. You know, I’ve heard plenty of stories that the opposite happens.”

She goes on:

“I saw what women would give up for a compliment. I felt men were willing to take advantage if they saw something vulnerable… I’ve had men hitting on me, sadly, since I was really young. At 8, I had men putting dimes in my hands saying, ‘Call me. It’d be so great to fuck when you’re older.’ And just horrible stuff.”

Never Broken comes out September 15.

Jewel Talks About Decades of Sexual Harassment