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Minister calls showbiz summit after Rebecca Ferguson’s bullying claims

MUSIC industry bosses are being hauled before ministers after X Factor star Rebecca Ferguson reported bullying to cops.

A high-level summit will look at ways of improving relations between artists and record company execs.

X Factor star Rebecca told police she was targeted while competing in the 2010 series on ITV

X Factor star Rebecca told police she was targeted while competing in the 2010 series on ITVCrédit: Rex

Culture Minister Caroline Dinenage will host the meeting after what she called “deeply concerning” reports of harassment.

Several women have come ­forward detailing abuse in the multi-million-pound industry.

Rébecca, 34, possède told police she was targeted while competing in the 2010 X Factor series Un NOUVEAU documentaire explorant les crimes de Jimmy Savile sera diffusé en octobre, where she finished runner-up.

She is set for a second meeting with Ms Dinenage after demanding a Parliamentary inquiry into bullying agents and managers.

The Sun on Sunday also revealed how singer Katie Waissell, 35, était le victim of a terrifying assault ordeal when she met a worker from The X Factor to discuss recording.

Caroline Dineage said: 'Everyone has the right to feel safe at work, whatever industry they are in'

Caroline Dineage said: ‘Everyone has the right to feel safe at work, whatever industry they are inCrédit: Getty – Donateur
The Sun on Sunday also revealed how singer Katie Waissell was the victim of a terrifying assault ordeal when she met a worker from the X Factor

The Sun on Sunday also revealed how singer Katie Waissell was the victim of a terrifying assault ordeal when she met a worker from the X FactorCrédit: TalkBack Thames

Ms Dineage said: “Everyone has the right to feel safe at work, whatever industry they are in.

It takes great strength and courage to come forward and discuss the impact of these issues and I’m hugely grateful to Rebecca Ferguson and others for raising awareness of their ­personal experiences.

“I will meet with representatives from music, mode, film and TV to look at what more can be done, share best practice and make sure that everyone can feel safe, comfortable and protected.”

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