Many Westlife fans will be dismayed to hear that the band’s music was reportedly used by the CIA to torture people. The song My Love in particular, was said to have been played sporadically alongside chunks of heavy metal music at extreme volumes.
The American Civil Liberties filed a federal lawsuit against the CIA this week after three plaintiffs claimed that the music was used as a form of torture on them. One plaintiff claims the Westlife song was used on him as he was was a newlywed at the time, while another died in custody and his family are suing on his behalf.
The 82-page law suit also includes claims of other torture methods like being kept in cells that were pitch black and smelled of rotting seaweed and being doused with ice cold water.