Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx Addresses Sexual Assault Story In The Dirt
Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx has apologized for the story about an alleged sexual assault documented in the band's autobiography "The Dirt", which is the subject of a new Netflix biopic.
In the book, Sixx recounts the story of a sexual encounter where he left the woman a closet at a party after having sex with her and grabbed his bandmate Tommy Lee and instructed the drummer to have sex with her without saying a word so that she believed it was still Sixx.
The book, cowritten by the band's camp and writer Neil Strauss, Sixx recalled that he said to Lee, "'Dude, come here.' I grabbed him. 'I got this chick in the closet. Follow me, and don't say a word. When I tell you, start [having sex with] her.'" He then recalled, "In the closet, I stood directly behind Tommy. He [had sex with] her while she grabbed my hair and yelled, 'Oh, Nikki! Nikki!'"
Sixx said that the next day the woman called him told him that she had been raped by a man who picked her up while she was hitchhiking home. He wrote in the book, "At first, I was relieved, because it meant I hadn't raped her. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I pretty much had. I was in a zone, though, and in that zone, consequences did not exist. Besides, I was capable of sinking even lower than that."
The bassist now says that he does not recalled the incident and explained in a statement to Rolling Stone, "The book was written in 2000 during a really low point in my life. I had lost my sobriety and was using drugs and alcohol to deal with a disintegrating relationship which I still to this day regret how I handled..I honestly don't recall a lot of the interviews with Neil.
"I went into rehab in 2001 and really wish I would've done my interviews after I was clean and sober like I am today. I don't actually recall that story in the book beyond reading it. I have no clue why its in there other than I was outta my head and it's possibly greatly embellished or [I] made it up. Those words were irresponsible on my part. I am sorry.
"There is a lot of horrible behavior in the book. What I can tell you is that we all lived to regret a lot and learned from it. We own up to all our behavior that hurt our selves, our families, friends and any innocents around us."
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