Simon Cowell hints about being sexually harassed early in his career
'As a kid I was put in situations.'
If recent revelations of sexual harassment in showbiz have taught us anything, it's that no-one is immune to being targeted.
Lesser-known stars and household names alike have opened up about being victimised by powerful people in the industry.
Now Simon Cowell is the latest big name to comment on the wave of accusations, hinting that he too was harassed early in his career.
"Look, I have grown up in the music business," he told the Sun.
"Even as a kid I was put in situations when I was first working you know, it’s not a very nice business."
He didn't elaborate on what the situations were or who was involved but said he believed that the culture of misconduct will change and that those involved will be punished.
"Well, I do (think there will be change) actually to be honest with you.
"But people get what they deserve. That’s all I’m going to say."
Simon got his start in the industry as a teenager in the late 1970s, working in the mail room at EMI Music Publishing in London where his father was an executive.
He later branched out with his own labels. His net worth was estimated at around €370 million in 2015.