In “Seven to eight”, Bilal Hassani reveals to have been raped in 2019

VALERY HACHE / AFP French singer and influencer Bilal Hassani poses on the pink carpet during the closing night of the 5th MCannes International Series Festival (Canneseries) in Cannes, southern France on April 6, 2022. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP)

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Bilal Hassani, here during the closing night of the 5th Canneseries International Festival, in Cannes, on April 6, 2022.

MEDIA – Guest of the show seven to eight on TF1 this Sunday, September 11, Bilal Hassani publicly revealed a rape of which he says he was the victim three years ago, after an evening.

The singer, who devoted a title of his next album – Theoremwhich will be released this fall – to this drama, confided in an interview with Audrey Crespo-Mara (listen in the video below).

“It’s something that’s been haunting me since the year it happened, it was 2019. Someone in my circle, someone I trusted; we left in the evening. I came home from that evening with him. I had drunk, suddenly, two, three glasses. But I didn’t feel what you feel when you drink two, three glasses. I was clearly under the influence of a substance that I hadn’t wanted to take, and I started having blackouts, moments when I had no memory. And I was waking up, and it was happening which can translate into a sexual assault. It was a rape”says the representative of France at Eurovision 2019.

“I woke up the next morning, he was in my bed, and I couldn’t understand why, and I was like, ‘don’t ask questions, don’t say anything, move on, move on’continues Bilal Hassani.

Why didn’t he file a complaint? “I couldn’t talk about it in public, and this is the only time I’m going to do it. I didn’t feel like giving a new string to feed the hate I’m getting”responds the juror of season 12 of Dance with the stars. “In fact, what would have happened, if I had filed a complaint, it would have been known, fairly quickly, and it would have become the subject”he concludes.

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