Why assaults against young black women are handled differently from other reported instances, or why it takes so long for the story to be published in the mainstream media
In my opinion, there are several factors in the music industry that contribute to sexual assaults on black women. From Tim Westwood’s allegations, it’s evident that more black women and people of color suffer racial, sexual, and gender discrimination that can go for decades without being brought up. Some people in the industry use their star and high-profile roles to take advantage of the young or new people looking to make it to music. With more people being young, it’s clear that star-stricken media personalities, employers, employees, and other staff in the music industry violet women sexually due to their minority, fear, powerlessness, vulnerable nature, and promise for greater rewards.
Most of the cases take time to address as the victims fear being harmed by the abuser and have no trust in the judicial or police departments to address sexual assault towards people of color. Racism, gender inequality, misogyny, corruption, lack of clear regulations or guidelines, fear of not being believed by the media or other people, and sexism in the music industry affects how incidents of black women being assaulted are handled. The culture of keeping quiet on bullying from the victims, unethical masculinity standards, and lack of clear evidence on the allegation cases can contribute to this menace.