Melanie Chisholm, commonly known as "Mel C" and Sporty Spice from the Spice Girls.

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The Spice Girl stated that a massage therapist sexually assaulted her

at a spa in an Istanbul, Turkey, hotel in 1997 during an interview on Elizabeth Day's

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How to Feel podcast, prior to the September 15 publication

of her new memoir was conducted. Who am I. The night the girl group

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was set to perform live for the first time, Chisholm was staying at the hotel.

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What happened to me, I was kind of immediately overwhelmed

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because there were other things to focus on, she continued.

I didn't have time to deal with it but I didn't want to do a scene either.

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She continued by saying that because she "didn't deal with it at the time,

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"that night "could have been buried for years and years and years."

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