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Cherie Currie Issues Statement Following Kim Fowley Rape Allegations: 'I Have Been Accused of a Crime'

Joan Jett and Cherie Currie
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 Joan Jett and Cherie Currie attend the premiere of "The Runaways" at Landmark Sunshine Cinema on March 17, 2010 in New York City. 

The rock star responds to allegations put forth in a new interview with Runaways bassist Jackie Fox.

Cherie Currie has responded to the rape allegations made by Runaways bandmate Jackie Fuchs, who played bass in the band as Jackie Fox in the ‘70s, against former manager Kim Fowley.

As previously reported, Fuches told the Huffington Post that Fowley raped her on New Year's Eve in 1975 after a roadie insisted she took a Quaalude pill. She also alleged that members of the band, including Joan Jett, watched as it happened.

“I have been accused of a crime,” Currie wrote on Facebook on Saturday, July 11. “Of looking into the dead yet pleading eyes of a girl, unable to move while she was brutally raped and doing nothing. I have never been one to deny my mistakes in life and I wouldn't start now. If I were guilty, I would admit it.”

Read her full statement below:

I have been accused of a crime. Of looking into the dead yet pleading eyes of a girl, unable to move while she was...

Posted by Cherie Currie on Saturday, July 11, 2015

Prior to that, Currie posted another message on Facebook, writing "All I can say is if Joan, Sandy and I saw an unconscious girl being brutally raped in front of us, we would have hit him over the head with a chair."

Joan Jett also responded to the allegations, saying that she “was not aware of the incident” and that "obviously Jackie’s story is extremely upsetting and although we haven’t spoken in decades, I wish her peace and healing."

In Jan. 2015, Fowley died at the age of 75 after a long battle with bladder cancer.