Kelly Clarkson is opening up about her own experiences with hostile work environments in the wake of the sexual harassment and assault charges dominating the news these days. Though she’s never had a situation like the allegations against major entertainment figures such as Harvey Weinstein, Kelly admits she has faced difficult situations with exploitative men “behind closed doors.”

During an appearance on ABC’s “The View,” Kelly said, “I don’t think people ever thought that I was gonna say anything. They thought they were gonna get away with it.”

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She continued, “I’ve never been in a situation like the Weinstein thing, but … I just mean, like, in a sexist way, or a belittling way.”

When faced with a situation like that, Kelly is going to always be honest about what happened.

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“I’ll call it out. Like if someone asks me a question, I’m not gonna lie for you,” Kelly said. “Not like you’re attacking someone, just telling your honest story.”

Kelly also thinks it’s important to take all of these allegations seriously.

She explains, “We have to respect that and validate that. You have to tell your truth … You have to be honest about it for you to heal.”

Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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