Cherie Currie has joined Joan Jett in denying allegations that she was a witness to the sexual assault of Jackie Fox by Runaways manager Kim Fowley back in the mid-70’s.
Everything started earlier this week when Fox was interviewed for the Huffington Post where she said she had been told to take quaaludes after a New Year’s Eve show by the group. The drug made her near unconscious, unable to move but still mentally aware that Fowley was raping her.
In the article, Fox states that both Jett and Currie were in the room at the time of the attack. Yesterday, Jett issued a statement saying that she has no recollection of the incident.
Currie followed with a series of posts on Facebook on Friday:
All I can say is if Joan, Sandy and I saw an unconscious girl being brutally raped in front of us, we would have hit him over the head with a chair.
I have been accused of a crime. Of looking into the dead yet pleading eyes of a girl, unable to move while she was brutally raped and doing nothing. I have never been one to deny my mistakes in life and I wouldn’t start now. If I were guilty, I would admit it. There are so many excuses I could make being only one month into my sixteenth year at the time that people would understand but I am innocent. When I return from Sweden I will seek a qualified polygraph examiner to put to rest any and all allegations. I will make public the questions, answers and results of that test. I am a proud person but for this, I may need to open a Fund Me account since I do not know how much this will cost. I am not a rich person but a carver. I wouldn’t ask for funding for my new album because I am proud. I will prove I am telling the truth. I will not allow anyone to throw me under the bus and accuse me of such a foul act. I will fight for myself. It is the only thing I can do.
Just for posterity case. I asked Jackie back in 2000 to write that chapter with me. This is what I got from her. Her last quote is the kicker. “We should respect one another, as people, as musicians, and most of all as humans. Sordid sex tales don’t do that and aren’t very interesting anyway. They should be left where they belong — in Cherie’s imagination.” (Thank you Dave) Hard to read.
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