Aluna Francis of AlunaGeorge recounts alleged attack by collaboratorAlunageorge Live

Aluna Francis of AlunaGeorge recounts alleged attack by collaborator

Recently on BBC’s Next Episode Podcast, Aluna Francis, lead singer and songwriter of AlunaGeorge, recounted an alleged attack by a collaborator while they were working together. Next Episode covers #MeToo’s intersection with the music industry. During the recent episode, Francis recalls being lured to an unnamed collaborator’s hotel room when he offered to let her charge her phone in there. She describes the scenario once they were alone in the room, noting that the man became “a completely different person – his behavior went from naught to 100.”

Francis elaborates,

“[He] pinned me down and he’d taken his trousers down and he was trying to put his dick in my mouth. So I wrestled him off, and he was still laughing cause he thought it was a game and that I was having a really fun time having a pretend rape situation.”

Francis admits she never considered reporting the attack. The “To Ü” singer describes escaping the attempted assault and going back to the studio where she confronted the collaborator. “He did all his apologies and talked about how he was so incredibly sorry and [that] this has never happened before,” says Francis. “You’re dealing with it all the time. Even if it goes up to a high level, you’re still playing out this role of ‘It’s fine.'”

H/T: The Fader

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