Paloma Faith reveals how she was given date rape drug twice and had to fight off an attacker in a phone box

PALOMA FAITH has told of her shocking sex assault hell, revealing she repeatedly “escaped rape”.

The singer also confessed to being “in situations where I was date rape drugged” and admitted she once had to fight off a sex attacker in a phone box.

Paloma Faith has told of her shocking sex assault hell, revealing she repeatedly 'escaped rape'

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Paloma Faith has told of her shocking sex assault hell, revealing she repeatedly ‘escaped rape’Credit: Getty
Paloma Faith, who has just played Glastonbury, tells of phone box attacker ordeal in her new book

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Paloma Faith, who has just played Glastonbury, tells of phone box attacker ordeal in her new bookCredit: PA

She said: “I was kerb crawled by older men, I was groped and escaped rape a few times.”

Opening up the terrifying experience in her book MILF: Motherhood, Identity, Love and F*ckery the Only Love Can Hurt Like This hitmaker wrote: “One day, in my early twenties, I was coming back late at night from a cabaret job I was doing.

“I went into a phone box, very retro, to call my mother, who was always worrying about my safety, and a man kicked the door of the phone box in so I would be trapped and tried to get in it with me.

“He was gripping my chest and groin and telling me to shhh but luckily I had my wits about me, as well as a small wheelie suitcase.

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“I picked it up and smashed him round the head with it and ran to a local 24/7 shop where I knew the staff, who helped me.”

Mum-of-two Paloma, who split from hubby Leyman Lahcine in 2022, said: “Later in life, I was twice in situations where I was date rape drugged – luckily they didn’t manage to follow through with it.

“On one occasion because the people I was with were looking out for me and the other . . . I still to this day am not sure what happened.

“I woke up naked in someone’s bed though. I don’t know what they did with my body. Dark times.”

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