Following being violated and threatened with death, this young country singer chose to open up about an experience she claims was an attempt to cover up the entire incident.
Being involved in a band in the early 2010s, years before she made waves on The Voice stage, Meghan Linsey revealed in a recent Facebook post that she was sexually assaulted by an unnamed powerful man in the music industry. She also claims that her manager and a person at her label tried to silence her.
“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 writes in a Facebook post published by Yahoo.
The president of her former record label, Big Machine Label Group, Scott Borchetta issued a statement on the matter to FOX411 Country and clearly outlined the records of what happened.
"We would never condone, let alone silence an artists on this label who experienced this kind of behavior," he says. "Meghan never came to me about any such incident, I checked our records and with our staff to see if she'd gone to someone else within the company. There is no record, nor any recollection from me or the staff of the incident she's describing."
Borchetta adds that if any such incident were ever brought to his or another staffer's attention, they would act quickly and decisively on the artist's behalf and says that BMLG has "clear-cut HR protocol for these types of occurrences".
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