Bob Marley's Wife Claims He Raped Her

Legendary reggae star BOB MARLEY's peace-loving legacy has been thrown into question - his widow has stunned fans by claiming he raped her.

RITA MARLEY, who married the NO WOMAN, NO CRY singer in an "impulse" wedding in 1966, insists she enjoyed a harmonious relationship with Marley until he rocketed to fame.

Rita, the former backing singer for Bob's band THE WAILERS, understands why Marley frequently succumbed to the temptation of extra-marital affairs - but is still reeling about the night her husband allegedly assaulted her in the bedroom.

She says, "Bob wouldn't take no for an answer. He said to me, 'No your my wife and your supposed to.' So he forced himself on me, and I call that rape.

"Afterwards I felt so terrible, I screamed at him, 'I hate you, I hate you.'

"Just because he did these things and cheated on me doesn't mean he was a bad husband. He always provided for me, always gave me what I wanted.

"But he was corrupted by showbusiness, by the girls who would throw themselves at him. This is what I've come to understand."

31/03/2004 13:47

Contactmusic

Tags: Bob Marley - The Wailers


Editors Recommendations

Can 'Game of Thrones' Get Any Bigger? Alex Graves Says it Already Has

‘Game of Thrones’ is a cultural phenomenon, whatever you think of the qualities it does...

Can 'Game of Thrones' Get Any Bigger? Alex Graves Says it Already Has

Jay-Z and Beyonce Plot Joint Stadium Tour for Summer 2014

Jay-Z and Beyonce, on the same bill? Yep, it looks as though the world's richest and most...

Jay-Z and Beyonce Plot Joint Stadium Tour for Summer 2014

Is 'The Revenant' Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar Winning Movie?

Leonardo DiCaprio will continue his hunt for a best actor Oscar with Gonzalez Inarritu's...

Is 'The Revenant' Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar Winning Movie?

Ben Affleck Is Creepy And Questionable In First Trailer For David Fincher's "Gone Girl"

The first trailer for David Fincher’s Gone Girl is out. The last bit of news about the Gillian Flynn...

Ben Affleck Is Creepy And Questionable In First Trailer For David Fincher's

Lindsay Lohan's Show Slammed By Rosie O'Donnell - Is She Right?

Lindsay Lohan has been hit with the shame and bad publicity of a fellow entertainer...

Lindsay Lohan's Show Slammed By Rosie O'Donnell - Is She Right?

The Next 'Breaking Bad'? 'Fargo' Ep. 1 Is A Must-See [Video]

New television series Fargo premiered last night on FX, giving American audiences...

The Next 'Breaking Bad'? 'Fargo' Ep. 1 Is A Must-See [Video]

Woah, Check Out This Wacky Dude: Aaron Taylor-Johnson on His Past Life

Aaron Taylor-Johnson might seem pretty subdued for a 23-year-old Hollywood actor...

Woah, Check Out This Wacky Dude: Aaron Taylor-Johnson on His Past Life

How The Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset Will Change Life As We Know It

Facebook have been splashing out a lot of money lately! Although, we have to say...

How The Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset Will Change Life As We Know It

No, AC/DC Are Not Splitting Up After All. Probably.

It looks like AC/DC fans can breathe a sigh of relief, because rumors of the band’s...

No, AC/DC Are Not Splitting Up After All. Probably.


More recommendations

Comments

Bob Marley Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Bob Marley

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All