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:
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.