By Scott T. Sterling

Jackie Fox, original bassist of pioneering ’70s all-female rock band the Runaways, shocked the world with a harrowing account of being raped by the group’s notorious manager, Kim Fowley last week.

Related: The Runaways’ Jackie Fox Alleges Manager Kim Fowley Raped Her

In her account of the incident, Fox claimed that at least two of her bandmates in the Runaways, Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, were both witnesses to her brutal attack at the hands of Fowley, but did nothing to intervene or help.

Both Jett and Currie have since responded to the allegations on social media, refuting Fox’s claims.

“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,” Jett stated on the Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Facebook page. “For a group of young teenagers thrust into 70s rock stardom there were relationships that were bizarre, but I was not aware of this incident. Obviously Jackie’s story is extremely upsetting and although we haven’t spoken in decades, I wish her peace and healing.”

Read what Currie had to say about Fox’s allegations on


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