Six Months Later, Runaways' Jackie Fox Says Her Bandmates Are Still Silent on Her Rape

Six months ago, the Huffington Post’s Highline published a disturbing piece about backstory behind The Runaways, the manufactured tough-girl group that rocketed Joan Jett, above, to fame. The band’s former bassist, Jackie Fuchs, says producer Kim Fowley raped her in front of the band; now, she says, Jett and her other…

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The Author of the Runaways Book, On Jackie Fox's Rape

The story of Kim Fowley sexually abusing a young, intoxicated woman in a hotel room after a Runaways show is grim and horrifying. I would like to say it has knocked many readers into a stunned silence–but in these days, it instead seems to have ignited a firestorm. I personally need more time with the story to say all…