When Anthony Kiedis Slept With An Underage Girl And Incited A Big Police Manhunt
Anthony Kiedis, who’s known as the founding member and lead vocalist of Red Hot Chili Peppers, definitely had a troubled childhood and a turbulent life. As you may recall, some days ago, we’d told you the story of the Kiedis’ first sexual experience, which was with his father’s 18 years old girlfriend when he was just 12 years old.
When the musician started living with his father Blackie Dammett in Hollywood, life changed a lot for him. Blackie was an aspiring actor and part-time drug dealer and thus, Kiedis experimented with drugs when he was just a kid. He even tried heroin when he was 14 years old, thinking that it was cocaine.
Anthony talked about his childhood extensively in his memoir ‘Scar Tissue‘ and it can be clearly seen that he has chosen the wrong path multiple times in the past. However, there was one incident that really surprised his fans; the story about the time he had sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl whose father had filed a missing person’s report.
Did Anthony Kiedis Sleep With A 14 Year-Old-Girl?
Unfortunately, the answer to this question is yes. In the mid-’80s, when Red Hot Chili Peppers was trying to make it in the rock scene, the band toured around the United States and slowly started gaining a fanbase. When Anthony was 23 years old, he met a girl after one of their shows, who he later found out was going to a Catholic School.
The fact that she was going to school could have been a warning sign for Anthony, but apparently, it wasn’t. The two had sexual intercourse and the next day, she tagged along when they were driving to Baton Rouge. After the show, she approached Kiedis and confessed that she’s the 14-year-old daughter of the chief of police and that they are looking for her in Louisiana as she’s gone missing.
This is how he described that incident in his memoir ‘Scar Tissue’:
“The next day we drove to Baton Rouge, and of course, she came with us. After we got offstage, she came up to me and said, ‘I have something to tell you. My father’s the chief of police and the entire state of Louisiana is looking for me because I’ve gone missing. Oh, and besides that, I’m only fourteen.’
I wasn’t incredibly scared, because, in my somewhat deluded mind, I knew that if she told the chief of police she was in love with me, he wasn’t going to have me taken out to a field and shot, but I did want to get her the hell back home right away. So we had sex one more time.”
Although this would have been terrifying news for some, especially bearing in mind that she was underage, it wasn’t too scary for Kiedis. He thought that if she told her father that she loved Kiedis, then he wouldn’t do anything to him. However, he was aware that he needs to take her back but before dropping her off, they had sex one more time, even though he knew everything about her at that point.
The way that Kiedis narrated this incident in his memoir was upsetting for a lot of Red Hot Chili Peppers fans as even though there are a lot of excuses that can be brought forth, that was still an underage girl. In addition to that, the fact that he entailed this experience in such an unremorseful way and credited her for RHCP’s 1985 song ‘Catholic School Girls Rule’ angered many.