Alanis Morissette Slams ‘Salacious’ New Documentary Jagged : It’s ‘Not the Story I Agreed to Tell’

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Alanis Morissette attends the opening night of the broadway show "Jagged Little Pill' at Broadhurst Theatre on December 05, 2019 in New York City.

Alanis Morissette attends the opening night time of the broadway present “Jagged Little Pill’ at Broadhurst Theatre on December 05, 2019 in New York City.

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Alanis Morissette is slamming a new documentary about her life.

Ahead of the premiere of HBO’s Jagged, the 47-year-old singer released a statement on Tuesday describing the new film as “salacious” as she accused the film’s team of including “information which are merely not true” while giving her a “false sense of safety” during interviews.

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“I agreed to take part in a chunk in regards to the celebration of Jagged Little Pill‘s 25th anniversary and was interviewed throughout a really susceptible time (whereas within the midst of my third postpartum melancholy throughout lockdown),” Morissette said in a statement shared with PEOPLE. (She and husband Mario “Souleye” Treadway are parents to sons Ever Imre, 10, and Winter Mercy, 21 months, and daughter Onyx Solace, 4.) “I used to be lulled right into a false sense of safety and their salacious agenda turned obvious instantly upon my seeing the primary minimize of the movie.”

“This is once I knew our visions have been in actual fact painfully diverged. This was not the story I agreed to inform. I sit right here now experiencing the total influence of getting trusted somebody who didn’t warrant being trusted,” she continued. “I’ve chosen to not attend any occasion round this film for 2 causes: one is that I’m on tour proper now. the opposite is that, not not like many ‘tales’ and unauthorized biographies on the market over time, this one consists of implications and information which are merely not true.”

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She added, “While there may be magnificence and a few parts of accuracy on this/my story to make sure — I in the end will not be supporting another person’s reductive tackle a narrative a lot too nuanced for them to ever grasp or inform.”

HBO didn’t instantly reply to PEOPLE’s request for remark.

Speaking to Deadline on the Toronto International Film Festival, the documentary’s director Alison Klayman addressed Morissette’s response to the movie.

“It’s a extremely exhausting factor to see a film made about your self and I feel she’s extremely courageous and her response when she noticed it was that it was a extremely–she might really feel all of the work, all of the nuance that went into it,” Klayman told the outlet.

Last week, the Washington Post reported that Morissette shared during an interview for the film that she was allegedly raped by five men at age 15.

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“It took me years in remedy to even admit there had been any sort of victimization on my half,” Morissette said in the documentary, according to WaPo.

The singer explained, “I might all the time say I used to be consenting, after which I’d be reminded like ‘Hey, you have been 15, you are not consenting at 15.’ Now I’m like, ‘Oh yeah, they’re all pedophiles. It’s all statutory rape.’”

In 2008, the age of consent in Canada was raised from 14 to 16. However, there’s a “close-in-age” exemption that legalizes sex between teens within five years difference “to keep away from inadvertently criminalizing consensual sexual exercise between younger folks.”

If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual abuse, text “STRENGTH” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 connected to a certified crisis counselor.


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