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Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde Sparks Rape Controversy

09/01/2015
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(Classic Rock) Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde has caused controversy by suggesting women can be at fault for some rapes. She's discussed her opinions after she revealed her own experience of being the victim of sex attacks.

Writing in her autobiography Reckless, the 63-year-old told how she'd been been kidnapped by members of a motorcycle gang while under the influence of drugs at the age of 21, and forced to perform sex acts.

Hynde tells the Sunday Times: "Technically speaking, this was all my doing and I take full responsibility. If I'm walking around in my underwear and I'm drunk, who else's fault can it be?

"If I'm very modestly dressed and I'm keeping to myself, and someone attacks me, then I'd say that's his fault. But if I'm being very lairy, putting it about and being provocative, then you're enticing someone who's unhinged. Don't do that. That's just common sense."

She adds: "I don't think I'm saying anything controversial, am I?" Read more here.

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