Singer Miguel has been accused of sexual assault, with a young woman claiming that the “Adorn” singer removed her breast from her shirt after she took a picture with him.
The young woman, named Xian Bass, is a model, lyricist, educator, and as she put it on Facebook, “Free from shame, I am; naturally sexual, divinely sensual, and organically feminine.” Bass, who studies at the University of New Mexico, shared this image of herself smiling for a picture with the singer. She claims moments later he grabbed her breast.
The full caption of this image reads:
I used to be a fan of your music.
I was a fan of your music until you blatantly disrespected my body in a public place. There is nothing I did or said that warranted this disgusting display of entitlement, rape culture, and male privilege. I approached you respectfully and you still decided my body was not sacred enough to be treated as a human being. After we took this photo, you took it upon yourself to grab my breast and remove it from my shirt WITHOUT CONSENT. You then proceeded to look at my naked breast with such a disgusting look on your face. It’s still embedded in my memory. The sneer of your lip and salivating mouth is making my stomach turn. I really don’t understand why you would do that to someone who approached you as a fan. I’m beyond disgusted right now. Are you used to treating random female strangers this way? Have you gotten away with this in the past?
Well, it stops HERE and NOW.
I will not sit in shameful silence and allow sexual assault to be normalized. #toxicmasculinity #maleprivilege #violated #rapecultureisreal #celebrityprivilege #iwasntaskingforit #speakup #speakupspeakout
She also posted multiple videos on her social media speaking about the incident. She said, I’ve never been objectified like that” and called Miguel “entitled.”