'Foundations' hitmaker Kate Nash has revealed she was sexually assaulted in her own home on Wednesday (16.03.16).
The 28-year-old singer has stated she was "cornered" in her bathroom and "groped" by a man "two days ago" in a message posted on social media site Instagram on Friday (18.03.16).
Alongside a portrait picture of herself, the 'Foundations' hitmaker penned:
"2 days ago I got groped in my own house by a man I don't know. I was alone & cornered in a bathroom & extremely threatened. I'm sharing this information with you because women are encouraged to keep quiet, not take up space & hide when they get violated.
"We are scared to come forward because we don't want to cause trouble or a scene. We don't want to talk about heavy s**t & make ppl feel uncomfortable.
"Women & girls are also mostly told they were asking for it & accused of making it up. So sometimes we think twice about coming forward, or we don't at all. I'm tired of feeling that way. Talking about these issues can a) help to prevent them in the future & b) make us feel stronger, more supported & safer.
It is not known whether Kate has reported the incident to the police.
She shared her experience and uploaded a photograph in which she smokes a cigarette and wears tinted sunglasses, and explained targets of abuse do not have to look like victims.
She continued: "I'm also teaming this statement with a photo of me looking like a total & ridiculous G shot by @abaxley because I don't like the usual imagery associated with assault, we don't have to look like a victim to be one, I actually happen to be a badass b***h from hell, this s**t can happen to anyone. Speak up & don't be discouraged. Share your experiences below if you wish."