U.s. Rocker Joan Jett Has Responded To Allegations The Former Manager Of The Runaways Raped Her Bandmate Jackie Fox, Insisting She Was "Unaware Of This Incident".
Fox, former member of the Jett-fronted 1970s rock band, told The Huffington Post that Kim Fowley assaulted her after a roadie insisted she take a Quaalude pill. Fox also claimed that Jett, and others, watched it happen, according to Billboard.com.
Fox alleges the incident took place on New Year's Eve in 1975, and says, "I remember opening my eyes, Kim Fowley was raping me, and there were people watching me."
However, Jett has now responded to the claim, saying in a statement, "Anyone who truly knows me understands that if I was aware of a friend or bandmate being violated, I would not stand by while it happened... For a group of young teenagers thrust into 70s rock stardom there were relationships that were bizarre, but I was not aware of this incident."
She adds, "Obviously Jackie's story is extremely upsetting and although we haven't spoken in decades, I wish her peace and healing."
Fowley died of bladder cancer in January (15).
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