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Runaways Bassist Responds to Joan Jett Rape Denial

Jackie Fuchs says she understands why Jett, other bystanders didn't take action

(Newser) - Jackie Fuchs' bombshell claim that she was brutally raped in 1975 by the Runaways' manager while bandmates Joan Jett, Cherie Currie, and a host of other people watched was met with immediate denials by both Jett —who said she "was not aware of this incident"—and Currie,... More »

Joan Jett Disputes Story She Witnessed Bandmate's Rape

'I wish her peace and healing'

(Newser) - Joan Jett is disputing a former bandmate's account that she witnessed her friend being raped and did nothing to stop it. "Anyone who truly knows me understands that if I was aware of a friend or bandmate being violated, I would not stand by while it happened,"... More »

Runaways Bassist: I Was Raped as Joan Jett Watched

Jackie Fuchs recounts traumatic ordeal to HuffPo

(Newser) - The allegations of sexual assault plaguing Bill Cosby have inspired a former member of the all-girl rock band the Runaways to come forward with her own story of rape. Bassist Jackie Fuchs, aka Jackie Fox, says male band manager Kim Fowley raped her at a motel party in 1975 when... More »

Joan Jett Sues Over Runaways Tribute Album

Cherie Currie isn't a fan of the homage, either

(Newser) - Joan Jett loves rock and roll, but not on a tribute album she says an ex-employee put together without her permission. The "I Love Rock N' Roll" singer-guitarist and ‘70s bandmate Cherie Currie sued yesterday to try to stop the June 28 release of Take It or Leave ... More »

Don't Sprint to See The Runaways

Dakota Fanning-Kristen Stewart vehicle divides critics

(Newser) - Critics praise the performances in The Runaways, about Joan Jett's seminal '70s band, but whether the flick succeeds is up for debate. Some takes:
  • "Say what you will about the Runaways," Peter Travers writes in Rolling Stone , but "they never played it safe. The movie does."
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Top Sundance Buzz Generators

Twilight star Kristen Stewart has two breakout films

(Newser) - With the Sundance Film Festival under way in Park City, Utah, the Daily Beast takes a look at the ones generating the loudest buzz:
  • Howl: James Franco turns in a Milk-caliber performance as counter-culture poet Allen Ginsberg as he faces obscenity charges in 1957.
  • Kristen Stewart: Gets well beyond Twilight
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