Radio and TV personality Fifi Box has broken her silence on a past sexual assault experience from a "high profile" male celebrity.
Speaking about Taylor Swift's case against former radio show host David Mueller for alleged sexual assault, Box has publicly spoken on Fox FM about an incident that occurred approximately 15 years ago.
“I can say that I’ve found myself, as a young woman particularly working in the media, in situations where I’ve found myself uncomfortable. You could argue I’ve been sexually assaulted, and yet laughed or giggled my way through I because I’ve been scared or intimidated by the situation,” she said.
“There was one particular guest who came into the studio. I was 24-25 at the time and he would’ve been in his 50s. VERY high profile,” the 40-year-old revealed.
“He sat in the studio and during the interview, he was touching me, reaching over and grabbing and stroking my leg, then grabbed my head and forced it down into his crotch. Actually rubbed my head in his crotch.”
The mum-of-one admitted that she went into shock as the alleged assault was occurring, and almost thought what happened was fine because her boss at the time didn't stop it.
“A part of you is shocked. Is this guy actually doing this to me? You’re trying to be polite. Our boss came into the studio and I thought, ‘Oh thank god, he’s here to save me’. [But] Our boss wanted a photo with that person. In that moment I’m thinking, maybe what happened to me is fine?" the Neighbours actress said.
“It’s when you walk away you think, I’m not happy with that.”
Her co-host Byron Cooke, who witnessed the incident and refused to play the interview on-air, said that they would both handle it differently now.
“Knowing what we know now, we would not have accepted that and we would’ve been a hell of a lot more vocal than we were."
This article originally appeared on WHO.
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