Singer Adrienne Bailon revealed that she was sexually harassed by a music executive. The former Cheetah Girls star opened up about the incident during a discussion on daytime show The Real about the recent claims of alleged sexual misconduct against US presidential candidate Donald Trump.
The 32-year-old told her co-hosts Tamera Mowry, Jeannie Mai and Loni Love that fear of possible reprisals prevents many women from speaking up about harassment.
"I even experienced an executive that would kiss me on the lips," she explained. "The first time it happened, if I'm very honest, I thought it was an accident ... but no, it consistently happened to the point where I was like, 'this ain't cool, man.'
"But now he knows I'm not going to say anything, which is not OK," she added. "It happened then, I would never allow that to happen now, but a lot of women are in fear. Fear has a big part to do with it. And two, these men are usually ... because you're famous, you can get away with it," reported the New York Daily News.
The New York-born singer, who is due to marry fiance Isreal Houghton, began her career as a teenager in girl group 3LW, according to Mail Online. She also starred in Disney's Cheetah Girls from 2003 to 2008.