The star published a lengthy message on Instagram in which she revealed she built the courage to file a police report and work through past trauma she has endured in the music world
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Rebecca Ferguson says she has found inner peace after making the decision to file a police report after previously speaking out about abuse within the music industry.
The 34-year-old singer shot to fame in 2010 as a contestant on series seven of The X Factor – where she reached the final alongside One Direction and ultimate winner Matt Cardle.
In recent weeks, Rebecca has been at the forefront of a movement against the music industry, saying she has suffered abuse during her career.
The star says she has now filed a police report and expects fans to learn more of what she was forced to endure in the near future.
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X Factor’s Rebecca Ferguson speaks to police about ‘abuse’ in music industry
But the singer has also assured fans she has found happiness after working through her trauma and is keeping a positive outlook for her future.
Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, Rebecca shared a photo of herself smiling at a table at the five star hotel, Cliveden House, alongside an introspective message.
The mum-of-three wrote: “I have been campaigning lately and bringing up old hurts and the process has been tough. Reflecting on what happened and opening up boxes that were kept closed has not been easy.
“Filing a police report was not easy. However I’m glad I’ve grown up and revealed to the world I’m not to be messed with I’m proud of myself for standing up for my younger self!
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“And I am so happy! It took me so long to find true happiness and I am so grateful that I have it. And it comes from stepping into my truth and being 100 percent honest and authentic.”
The star says she has found strength within herself after processing her past exploitation.
She continued: “I no longer second guess myself if I have something to say I say it if I believe in it I say it!
“I don’t care about popular opinion or what the masses will want to hear from me, I just speak my truth. I live life now for the joy of it…and the joy of making life better for other people.
“None of the things that used to bother me do anymore.”
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She went on to explain she now takes joy by spending time with her family and explained that her story will be made public soon.
She wrote: “Happiness is my gorgeous family and walking around the countryside with them in my wellies… or heels sipping bubbles depends on what mood I’m in.
“My story will be out soon and when it does come out! Don’t feel sorry for me and just know that I am truly happy!
“You will see everything they tried to do to break me and the great lengths they went to, however I turned my pain into beautiful music and I am proud of myself for having survived it all.”
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Last month Rebecca demanded change within the music industry as fellow X Factor stars, including Jedward, Katie Waissel and Cher Lloyd, hit out at Simon Cowell and the singing show.
She said in a statement: “People have warned me for years about doing this or have encouraged me not to speak out, and unfortunately, I realise that my career may be once again affected by speaking out.
“However, enough is enough and musicians/artists/creatives need change, a lot of my damage has been done but this is about protecting people in the future.”