Melanie Chisholm was part of the famous British girl group Spice Girls.

Melanie C is gearing up to release a copy of her autobiography “Who I Am: My Story.”

She said she was sexually assaulted in 1997 when she was 23.

Melanie C said the incident occurred on the eve of the band’s first performance in Istanbul.

She said she didn’t make it an issue because she had much to do.

Melanie C said the memory returned to her in a dream.

At the time, she felt embarrassed and violated by the incident.

Melanie C said she still suffered from depression.

She encouraged people to use whatever worked for them to pull through.