Her rags to riches tale may inspire the hundreds of thousands who consider themselves fans but the Pop princess Rita Ora has revealed she is still confused by the status of a relationship she experienced in her teens.
Upsetting details below…
Portions of the entertainer’s story are to be published in the book ‘Hot Right Now’ which features a story Ora told about her time as a 14-year-old student at the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School.
I was 14 when I had my first relationship with a guy. I would say he was about 26. It is child abuse really, isn’t it? I don’t want to say that I suffered it, because I wanted it. I don’t want to say that I was forced to do it. I don’t want people to think I was abused as a kid.
Ora did not identify the groomer by name and may be surprised to learn that the story is to be featured in the book this year. For, she first told her troubling story during an interview she gave in 2013.
Ora’s comments were originally made to Lifetime TV in an interview on women’s issues which was filmed in 2013.
They have now been dug up by authors Douglas Wight and Jenn Wiley, who wrote the biography.
When quizzed on the experience the star went on to add:
I’d wear low tops, I’d put red lipstick on, I’d make my hair blonder. My mum would just completely be like, ‘What are you doing’? I think that’s what got me dressing crazy, why I love crazy clothes. Because my mum always let me freely express myself. But she didn’t know that I was expressing myself because I was seeing men.