Mel C: I was sexually assaulted the night before first Spice Girls show

Melanie Chisholm — best known as Mel C or Sporty Spice — revealed that she was sexually assaulted the night before her first-ever Spice Girls gig.

The 48-year-old British singer revealed that in October 1997, the attack happened during an appointment with a massage therapist at her hotel in Istanbul, Turkey, as per the podcast “How To Fail.”

Chisholm reveals that while she didn’t want to make a fuss about the incident with a male masseur, she also didn’t have time to deal with the actual assault.

The “Wannabe” singer said after the incident — which she did not go into detail about —she immediately got up from table and left the room before anything else happened.

I think it’s really important for me to say it and to finally deal with it and process it. And for other people.  - Mel C

I suppose in a version of sexual assault it’s a mild version, but I felt violated, I felt very vulnerable, I felt embarrassed and then I felt unsure  - Mel C

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