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Jimi Hendrix Biopic Backlash

05/26/2014
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(Classic Rock) Jimi Hendrix biopic All Is By My Side has caused a backlash over scenes that show the iconic guitarist beating his girlfriend. Kathy Etchingham, who was a big part of Hendrix's live during his first months in London in 1966, is seen battered and bruised after he attacks her with a phone.

She spent three years with him and insists no such moment took place - and that she was blanked by producers when she offered to help them with their story.

All Is By My Side, starring Outkast rapper Andre Benjamin, was shown at the Seattle International Film Festival this week - leading to an instant negative reaction from Hendrix biographer Charles R Cross.

He tells MyNorthwest: "I hated it. The most shocking thing is Jimi is shown beating a woman twice. That woman is named Kathy Etchingham - she says that no domestic violence like that ever happened.

"For the book I interviewed 325 people, from family members to band members to girlfriends. I never heard a story that is even close to that." more on this story

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