Rock And Metal News: The Runaways Bassist Raped By Former Manager

Posted: July 12, 2015 in Rock And Metal News
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The Runaways have become one of the most notorious bands of the 70’s as of late due to all the books, stories, and even a movie that has been released about the band over the last ten years. While they were a powerhouse for the short amount of time they were together in the late 70’s, it seems that they were also a dysfunctional bunch with a manager named Kim Fowley who was just as insane and dysfunctional as anyone else. Jackie Fuchs, who went by the stage name Jackie Fox, is now the latest member of the girl group to come out with some information on their former manager that is both shocking and unnerving at the same time. Jackie spoke with the Huffington Post claiming that Kim Fowley had raped her back in the day as some of her bandmates watched as well. According to Jackie, the band was celebrating at a hotel after they had played a show in New York on New Years Eve when she was approached by a roadie. The roadie apparently offered her some Quaaludes for her to take with no questions asked. The next thing you know, she tells them that she wakes up and she can hear Kim Fowley offering her to anyone else who would like to have sex with her and she was only 16 at the time. Jackie tells them, “You don’t know what terror is until you realize something bad is about to happen to you and you can’t move a muscle. I can’t move. I can’t speak. All I can do is look him in the eye and do the best I can do to communicate: Please say no. … I don’t know what it looked like from the outside. But I know what was going on inside and it was horror.” She also says that she was slipping in an out of consciousness as Fowley raped her and the last thing she remembers seeing was her bandmates Cherie Currie and Joan Jett just staring at her. She does however say in her story that Currie tried to speak up, but left because everyone was afraid of Fowley. She spoke out about this years ago hoping that she could get Fowley to acknowledge what he did, but unfortunately she never did as Fowley passed away last year from Bladder cancer.

Joan Jett has however responded to the accusations in an interview with Yahoo Music saying, “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. Obviously Jackie’s story is extremely upsetting and although we haven’t spoken in decades, I wish her peace and healing.” Cherie Currie also responded to the accusations the other day on Facebook and we have the posts below for you.

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