Dolly Parton, 73, reveals she has been sexually harassed

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Dolly Parton, 73, reveals she has been sexually harassed with unwanted advances over her 50-year career: 'I've certainly had to put up with a lot of BS'

By Heidi Parker For Dailymail.com

Published: 15:46 BST, 10 October 2019 | Updated: 16:05 BST, 10 October 2019

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Dolly Parton has always been 'strong enough' to walk away from harassment.

The 73-year-old singer admitted she has 'certainly' been subjected to unwanted advances over the years but she believes she has been 'more fortunate than most women have' as she never lived in the 'big world'.

'I've certainly been harassed in my life. I've certainly had to put up with a lot of BS,' she told America's ELLE magazine's Women in issue.

She can handle herself: Dolly Parton has always been 'strong enough' to walk away from harassment she told Elle magazine

She can handle herself: Dolly Parton has always been 'strong enough' to walk away from harassment she told Elle magazine

'I was always strong enough to walk away from it and not to have to fall under it,' said the Steel Magnolias star.

'I was lucky that I was in a good country town, where the men in the business have wives, and sisters, and cousins, and children.

'It's not like out there in the big world, like in California, where they chew you up and spit you out, or in New York, where they don't have time, or in other big cities,' she added.

Don't mess with Dolly! The 73-year-old singer admitted she has 'certainly' been subjected to unwanted advances over the years but she believes she has been 'more fortunate than most women have' as she never lived in the 'big world'

Don't mess with Dolly! The 73-year-old singer admitted she has 'certainly' been subjected to unwanted advances over the years but she believes she has been 'more fortunate than most women have' as she never lived

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