Stacey Solomon says she was sexually propositioned by big music producer

The former X Factor contestant and TV presenter said she felt unable to progress in her music career following the incident

Stacey Solomon has said that she was sexually propositioned by a big music producer in order to ‘further her career’.

Speaking as a panelist on Loose Women today (January 31), Solomon discussed an incident that took place while she was attempting to make and distribute music in another country.

The former X Factor contestant said the producer had asked for “some alone time to get to know each other better” while working, after her appearance on the ITV singing competition.

“I remember going out to a different country to work on a record and hopefully distribute it,” Solomon said. “And I met somebody who was really big – a music producer – who could help me distribute it and get on board and make a huge difference.

“That person asked if I wanted some alone time at dinner to get to know each other better.”

Despite initially thinking that producer was joking, the singer realised that the remark was “a real invitation of ‘if you come with me I can help you’”.

Solomon continued by saying she then knew she wasn’t going to be able to “further my career”.

Speaking of the #TimesUP campaign and sexual misconduct in a wider sense, she said: “Ultimately those people in power shouldn’t be putting women in that position in the first place – that is where the fault lies.”

The discussion follows the Grammys shining light on the campaign earlier this week. During the event, Janelle Monae gave a powerful speech addressing the abuse of power in the music industry while introducing Kesha’s performance of ‘Praying’. Stars also wore white roses to the ceremony to support of the movement.