Lucy Spraggan, a former X Factor contestant, has revealed that she was sexually assaulted while filming.

Lucy Spraggan, a former X Factor contestant, has revealed that she was raped by a hotel servant while filming the ITV program in 2012.

She left the show citing illness at the time, but later revealed to the Guardian that she was attacked.

Spraggan expressed disappointment with the program’s creators.

Simon Cowell, the X Factor founder, described what happened to Spraggan as “horrific and heart-breaking.”

“When I was given the opportunity to speak with Lucy, I was able to personally apologize to her for everything she had gone through.”

“Lucy is one of the most authentic, talented, and brave people I have ever met.”

Spraggan, who was 20 at the time, said the incident happened after a night out in central London celebrating fellow candidate Rylan Clark’s 25th birthday.

The 31-year-old waives the right to confidentiality provided to victims of sexual offenses in her new memoir, Process: Finding My Way Through, to reveal her experience for the first time.

When a hotel porter offered to take her to her room, she stated she was taken back to the hotel by a member of the production team.

“I woke up the next day with this sense of sheer dread,” she told the Guardian.

“I don’t think I’ve ever felt that confused since.” I was aware that I had been raped, but I couldn’t absorb it. So I put on my clothes and went into autopilot mode.”

Despite the fact that the production team called police and an arrest was made immediately, Spraggan believes they were “unprepared” to deal with what had occurred.

Spraggan received financial and medical assistance in the immediate aftermath of the crime, but she claims she received no assistance during the trial in which her attacker was convicted.

An ITV spokeswoman applauded Spraggan’s “resilience and bravery,” noting that the programme was produced by Thames (part of Fremantle) and Syco, which is owned by Simon Cowell.

They claimed that the two corporations were “primarily responsible for the duty of care owed to all of its program contributors.”

According to a Fremantle representative, “to our knowledge, the assault was unprecedented in the UK television industry,” and they “believed throughout that we were doing our best to support Lucy.”

“However, because Lucy believes we could have done more, we must acknowledge this,” they continued. We are deeply sorry for everything Lucy has gone through.

“Since then, we have done everything we can to learn from these events and improve our aftercare procedures.”

“While we worked hard to protect Lucy’s lifetime right to anonymity, we applaud her strength and bravery in choosing to waive that right.”

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