Nadine Shah, the brilliant singer-songwriter, has revealed that she was sexually assaulted by a group of young men while on her way home.
The critically acclaimed musician, born in Whitburn, South Tyneside, has lived in London since the age of 17 after following her ambitions to become a jazz singer. After finding her feet, Shah has emerged as one of Britain’s most creative alternative musicians, releasing four studio albums since her debut in 2013.
However, in an extremely disturbing post to social media, the musician has revealed that she was the victim of an assault by four young people: “I’m sorry to post these images but tonight I was attacked by four young men,” she wrote in a now-deleted post on social media.
“We need to educate our sons. You need to educate your sons to respect women and to leave them the fuck alone.”
She added: “I’m totally fine now but was terrified at the time. By boys half my age. I asked them at the time ‘why are you doing this?’ And one of them said ’cause you’re a slut’.
“I was just walking home. I was just fucking walking home. My phone had died and I’d asked them for help to google my hotel. I was just walking home.”
Detailing further on Twitter, Shah added: “I got attacked by four men this evening. What the fuck are we teaching our kids? Please teach them to respect and to leave women the fuck alone,” she said, adding: “I also had a lot of kind souls help me but many who just walked by at the time. I’m angry pissed off and hurt and frustrated.”
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