Parton: I worked to get to the top

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Dolly Parton says she rebuffed 'sleazy' men who offered to help her in her career Dolly Parton says she rebuffed 'sleazy' men who offered to help her in her career

Dolly Parton has said she has worked hard to get to the top - and not had to sleep with anyone to get there.

The blonde country singer told how she rejected the advances of men who promised her a step-up the career ladder as she worked her way up to becoming a star.

"I did meet a lot of sleazy guys," she told the Mail on Sunday's Event magazine, adding: "But I never slept with anyone to get where I wanted to go."

"I had grown up with brothers and uncles so I understood the nature of men, and if they got out of line I would make it light-hearted and turn it into a joke."

The star, who is godmother to pop star Miley Cyrus, has been married to Carl Dean since 1966.

"Carl sees me today the way he first saw me. I'm not a star to him, and it has never dawned on me that I'm a star - I'm just a working girl," she said.

"I don't have maids or servants and my husband and I love waking up early and going to the 24-hour supermarket when there is nobody else there."

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