Social Issues

Sexual Assault in the Music Industry

Posted on: Wed 16 Aug 2017

American musician Taylor Swift’s legal action against Denver DJ David Meuller has ended with the jury finding that Swift was sexually assaulted by the DJ.

Recent studies both in Australia and Europe have highlighted the alarming number of women assaulted or harassed in the music industry or as an audience member, “undoubtedly there is an issue of sexual assault in the music industry,” says Music SA’s Lisa Bishop.

Bishop expressed her concerns about the industry, “it’s almost as if people are actively promoting sexual assault in nightclubs and that’s very alarming.”

To discuss the issue Breakfast’s Ian newton spoke to Lisa Bishop from Music SA.

Produced by Ian Newton

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