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12 Jan 10:16am

Rebekah: the techno DJ fighting sexual abuse in dance music

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As #MeToo stories start to emerge in the dance scene, UK star Rebekah tells her own as she presses for industry change with her #ForTheMusic campaign DJ Rebekah remembers the day she walked into a record shop in her native Birmingham to ask for a job. Her parents had bought her a set of turntables just before her 17th birthday and she was keen to start building her vinyl collection. “I said to the guys working there, ‘Oh, have you got any jobs going?’” she recalls. “They replied, ‘Yeah, you can give me a blowjob.” Rebekah, who is 5ft 1in, says she would have looked about 14 at the time. “I just used to take it in my stride,” she says. “It took me aback a little bit and I was like, ‘OK, I’m not going to get taken seriously,’ Not getting taken seriously is just a common theme throughout my career.”
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