Dolly Parton's Sister Slams Nashville For Not Talking About Sexual Misconduct
Dolly Parton’s sister has slammed Nashville for not addressing sexual harassment and assault in the country music community.
"It's a good ol' boys town and it's always been a good ol' boys town," Stella Parton told Fox News. “They hide behind their religion, all of them.
“A bunch of Southern Baptist hypocrites.”
Parton said nothing has changed in the four months since former country singer Austin Rick accused Nashville publicist Kirt Webster – who repped Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers and Charlie Daniels – of drugging and sexually assaulting him.
“In this town, there's a code of silence that is deafening. You can hear a pin drop in this town,” Parton said.
She said allegations like Rick’s need to be talked about “and people need to stop being silent on this issue.”
Webster was also accused by former employees of offering fans meet-and-greets with Dolly Parton in exchange for oral sex. (The singer has said only: “I am hoping that the accusations are not true.”)
Webster’s PR firm has since been shuttered and he vowed to fight “the egregious and untrue allegations.”