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Rita Ora distances herself from controversial book

A representative for Rita Ora has distanced the pop singer from a controversial new biography.

The R.I.P. star hit headlines this month (Oct15) as revelations from the book, written by Douglas Wight and Jennifer Wiley, have been published.


In the biography, titled Hot Right Now: Rita Ora, the singer was reported to have opened up about a relationship with an older man who she was involved with when she was just 14 years old.


"(He was) about 26, and you have to remember I hadn't had a relationship before then at all," Rita is reported to have said. "It's child abuse, really, isn't it?... I don't want to say that I suffered it, because I wanted it. I don't want to say that I was forced to do it. I don't want people to think I was abused as a kid, but I was definitely (more) mature than I should have been at 14."


The book also contains revelations about Ora's family life, revealing she was placed in a care home as a child after her parents fled their native Kosovo and came to Britain.


However, Rita's team has now distanced the star from the book and insisted she had no involvement with the project.


The representative tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "Rita did not cooperate with this book, we have no further comment."