Meghan Linsey was working as a karaoke host at a Nashville bar when she met her future fiancé, Joshua Scott Jones. The two formed the country duo Steel Magnolia, and together they won season two of the television competition series, Can You Duet.
Linsey and Jones eventually split and went their seperate ways to pursue solo careers. Linsey ended up on The Voice, where she was initially part of Team Pharrell but was later stolen by Blake Shelton. She placed second during her season, behind Sawyer Fredericks, who won.
While Linsey has had the chance to experience some pretty incredible things during her seven years in the music business, her career has had its dark times.
Linsey took to her personal Facebook page to make a shocking confession. Although the post was private, Linsey gave Yahoo! Music permission to re-print it for others to see. In the post, Linsey made the claim that she had been sexually assaulted in 2010 by a man in the music industry.
"When I was touring with Steel Magnolia in 2010, a very powerful man in the music business grabbed up my skirt," Linsey wrote. "He was groping me and proceeded to try to pick me up by my a-- on a bus in front of a lot of important people."
Linsey writes that she made a scene about the incident, which angered her alleged attacker. She goes on to claim that the next day, he threatened her if she told anyone about what happened:
"The next night he came up behind me and whispered in my ear, he said, 'I have boats bigger than you could ever imagine, and I could put you in the middle of the ocean where no one would ever hear from you again. Just remember that.' He laughed and walked away."
Mortified by what she had experienced, Linsey knew she had to tell someone about what happened. But when she did, she claims that she was told by more than one person to keep silent, which is why she hasn't said anything about the alleged assault until now:
"I called my manager and she told me to never breathe a word of that story to anyone ever. I told the head of my label and he told me the same thing. 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."
Since her alleged assault, Linsey has gone on to find her place in country music. Her time on The Voice helped bring her where she is today, since she managed to make it all the way to the finale. Tune in below to watch her sing Aretha Franklin's "Freeway of Love" with her coach, Blake Shelton.
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