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Lily Allen said that her story about sleeping with female escorts is not 'salacious' but rather depressing

The singer said she was suffering with postnatal depression and her marriage was deteriorating.

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ON SATURDAY, SINGER Lily Allen learned that intimate details from a chapter of her new book were about to be leaked by the Mail on Sunday. 

To take control of the situation and stop the stories from getting out of hand, she took to Instagram to preemptively share the details of the story herself. Allen said:

I slept with some female escorts when I was on tour, cause I was lost and lonely and looking for something. I’m not proud, but I’m not ashamed. The Mail are gonna run with the story tomorrow cause someone leaked it, and they’re bound to make it sound worse than it was. 

The 33-year-old left it at that for a few days, before opening up again in an interview with The Project, where she said:

It’s not like steamy, raunchy – although that’s what the tabloids have made it out to be, as a ‘lesbian prostitute sex romp’, which I guess it was in a way. It was more about a period of time that I was feeling incredibly lonely and sort of at my wits end. I was looking for anything. Looking for an outlet. 

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Allen then said that “It’s not really a salacious sex story, it’s more about hotel rooms and being on my own and being very far away from my kids and my husband.” 

I’m a big advocate for having no shame. In retrospect, I know what was going on. I think I had postnatal depression and my marriage was deteriorating and I found outlets to deal with all of that. 

Interview Tommy Little said that it’s a great tease for her new book My Thoughts Exactly, to which Lily joked “Yeah, well eh, thanks to the person who leaked it.” 

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