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Brisbane artist Jaguar Jonze (real name Deena Lynch) has alleged she was sexually assaulted by two music producers. 

In an interview with The Project's Lisa Wilkinson, which aired on Tuesday night, Lynch alleged that she attended a Brisbane gig with her friend and the two producers who she had known "about a week" after they "reached out to me to collaborate on a song".

Lynch claimed that once her friend left, the behaviour of the producers changed. 

"Like a really quick change of behaviour," Lynch said.

“They straight away just went for it. Grabbing me, being very sexual towards me. The language changed. The behaviour changed."

Following the interview, Wilkinson said, "The first [producer] said that he was consulting with his lawyer and the second is strenuously denying the allegations".

Queensland Police have confirmed that the case is still under investigation. 

Watch the full interview with Lynch and Wilkinson below.


The interview comes after The Brag issued a report on Tuesday where four women alleged separate cases of rape and assault within the Australian music industry.

The report also notes a study conducted by Dr Jeff Crabtree (University of Technology Sydney) into workplace sexual harassment in the Australian music industry. The research - undertaken between March 2019 and March 2021 with 33 person-to-person interview participants and 145 survey respondents - found that 65% of the women surveyed who work in the music industry have experienced pressure to have sex and 85% have experienced other forms of sexual harassment.

Two women also reported that they had personally experienced non-consensual sex, while others knew female friends or colleagues that had been raped. 

“The music industry is a world where powerful men prey on young women whose emerging careers they can snuff out in an instant; where men regularly abuse and harass their female colleagues but are never called to account,” Crabtree said.

"There have been rumours for years, but non-disclosure agreements and the threat of career damage means that women have been silenced.

"It is my hope now that this research will give a voice to those who have been rendered voiceless.”

Read the full study here.

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