Did Nikki Sixx And Tommy Lee Rape A Girl After Tricking Her?
Mötley Crüe is one of the most well-known metal bands in the scene and it was founded back in 1981. They reached international fame just a couple of years later and even though they were appreciated for their music, the band was mostly known for their androgynous stage personae, backstage antics, endless alcohol and drug abuse, and destroying hotel rooms.
While some of their stories of trashing places and generally being troublemakers are ‘harmless,’ there are some which are really bad, such as Vince Neil’s car accident which resulted in their friend’s death. Today we’re going to talk about a claim that Nikki Sixx brought forth with their memoir, ‘The Dirt,’ about ‘pretty much‘ raping a woman with the help of his friend Tommy Lee.
Did Nikki Sixx Rape A Woman With Tommy Lee?
The collaborative autobiography of Mötley Crüe named ‘The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band’ was published back in 2001. The memoir chronicles the formation of the band, their career, rise to fame, and of course, their highs and lows. In the sincere autobiography, one of the stories that Nikki Sixx told, attracted a lot of attention.
During a party, Sixx ended up meeting a woman and their conversation soon turned into a sexual interaction. While they were having sex in a dark closet, Nikki left telling her that he’ll be back soon and instead of going in himself, he instead told his bandmate, Tommy Lee, to join her.
This is obviously considered to be rape as the woman had only consented to have sex with Nikki Sixx. After the party, the woman hitchhiked to get home and the next day she called Sixx to tell him that she’d been raped. At that point, Sixx realized that what he did was also ‘pretty much rape.’
This is how Nikki Sixx recalled that night in ‘The Dirt’:
“I had probably gone too far… 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.”
Did Nikki Sixx Retract The Story He Told About Raping A Woman?
A couple of years ago, Nikki Sixx spoke to Rolling Stone and claimed that the story he’d told was not true. This obviously confused his fans and the readers as he was the one who’d confessed. However, Nikki said that he actually doesn’t ‘recall that story in the book beyond reading it’ and that he was probably out of his head.
Nikki Sixx retracted his statement while speaking to the Rolling Stone:
“I don’t actually recall that story in the book beyond reading it. I have no clue why it’s in there other than I was out my head and it’s possibly greatly embellished or I made it up. Those words were irresponsible on my part. I am sorry.”
He went on to say that the reason why he didn’t recall the story was that he was at a ‘really low point‘ in his life and had lost his sobriety and wasn’t thinking clearly. Sixx added that he still doesn’t recall the interviews they did with the co-writer Neil Strauss and that he acknowledges there’s a lot of bad behavior entailed in the book but that they’ve learned from it.
He explained his mindset around the 2000s when the book was written using the following words:
“I was at 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 Strauss.
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 the behavior that hurt ourselves, our families, friends, and any innocents around us.”
This story obviously really disappointed the band’s fans as alongside Vince Neil’s car accident, it is probably one of the worst things that the band members have done. The fact that later Nikki Sixx retracted his confession and said that he was under the influence of alcohol and drugs while recounting their experiences convinced some but not everyone.