Rebecca Ferguson revealed music mogul Simon Cowell reached out to her in private to apologise to her for not calling out bullying in the music industry. According to The Mirror, the pop star has claimed that her life became a living hell after she had a clash with two bigwigs in the music world.
Ferguson, who rose to fame on The X Factor in 2010, stated how she was “mentally manipulated, bullied and abused” after the ITV show and how her life was controlled to the point to who could or couldn’t date her.
Speaking with the publication, Ferguson revealed Simon Cowell apologized to her in 2019 but she was “disappointed” that the apology was not made publically.
“I did have an apology from Simon. He invited me to his home in Holland Park and said he was sorry for the way I had been treated, and he wished he had stepped in sooner to ensure I was looked after,” she said.
“He said, ‘I can tell this is distressing you. These people have been bad to me, too, and I’m sorry I allowed it to happen and sorry I didn’t step in.’
“For a moment, I accepted his apology,” she added. “He shook my hand and said, ‘We will sort it out.’ I think it was his way of trying to calm the storm. But no one apologised to me publicly. They left a question mark hanging over my head, which I think is wrong.
In other news – Zahara’s fiancé pulls the plug on controlling family
There seems to be behind-the-scenes drama brewing between family of multi-award winning musician, Zahara and her hubby-to-be, Mpho Xaba. While the doctors are doing their best to save Zahara?s life, who turned 36 in November, her fiancé has allegedly pulled the plug on her “controlling” family.
According to a reliable source, Xaba allegedly told the hospital management during the week that he was reneging on last week’s agreement that only himself, Zahara’s mother Nokhaya, her two sisters and brother were allowed to visit her in ICU at a private hospital. Read more