Over the recent months, many women have spoken out about sexual harassments and assaults they’ve endured. This list includes Gabrielle Union, Viola Davis, and Lupita Nyong’o, alongside with many other women.
Mary J. Blige is also a victim of sexual assault, at just five years old she was sexually abused. The queen of Hip-Hop and R&B discussed her history of sexual harassment, and while she says she has never experienced it in the music industry, she said by the time she got to the industry it was “don’t touch me or I will kill you.”
. @maryjblige on sexual harassment/misconduct:
"Don't touch me or I'll kill you." pic.twitter.com/kFpyWeyo0T
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) January 7, 2018
She also added, “I’m actually happy and proud of these women. They’ve been hanging on to these things forever, for God knows how long, and now they’re speaking up and being set free. It’s a beautiful thing for us to see, and for us to support because we need each other in that way. And they’ve suffered.”
Blige along with many others such as Issa Rae, Tracee Ellis Ross, Viola Davis, Kerry Washington, and Tarana Burke (MeToo Creator) all wore black gowns in solidarity to protest against sexual harassment.