The singer opens up about the hell she lived through in the new documentary "Jagged", about her life and work
Songwriter and singer Alanis Morissette was raped by multiple subjects when she was just 15 years old. The explosive revelation has been exposed thanks to Jagged, the new documentary by director Alison Klayman, about the life and work of the 47-year-old artist.
As The Washington Post reveals towards the third part of the film, the author of the legendary 1995 album Jagged Little Pill (which sold more than 30 million copies globally) addresses the thorny and deeply painful episode that changed her life.
"I'm going to need help because I never talk about this," says the artist at the beginning of her story.
"It took me years of therapy not to admit that there was a kind of victimization on my part. I always said that I had consented and then they reminded me that 'hey, you were 15 [years old], you are not giving your consent at 15 years old. They were all pedophiles. It was all rape of minors".
"I did tell [what happened] to some people, but it fell on deaf ears," says Morissette about the traumatic experience.
In 2020 Amazon released another documentary about Alanis Morissette: "You know how a lot of people say, 'Why did that woman wait 30 years [to tell what happened]?'", Morissette said about the surprising statement that occurred more than 3 decades after what happened.
"F@ck them! No one was listening, neither was his well-being under threat nor was the well-being of his family threatened".
Jagged opens this Monday the 13th at the Toronto International Film Festival.