The Controversial Sexual Assault Story in Mötley Crüe's Biography — Here's What the Band Said

POPSUGAR Celebrity | 3/22/2019 | Stacey Nguyen
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In 2018, Mötley Crüe delighted glam metalheads everywhere by announcing they were reuniting and working on new music. Along with producing, the members have been penning songs for Netflix's The Dirt, a gritty, star-studded film adaptation based on the band's autobiography. The book details the group's lurid sex, drug, and rock-'n'-roll escapades in the '80s. While the memoir was well-received in its heyday, it's definitely not without controversial claims, a few of which have been stirring up heat ahead of the movie's release.

Published in 2001, the autobiographical project is officially titled The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band. Moving between the perspectives of the different members — Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Vince Neil, and Nikki Sixx — the book was a collaboration with journalist Neil Strauss, drawing contributions from managers and other figures in the music industry.

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The most upsetting moment in the book involves an encounter that may implicate Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee in a sexual assault. Allegedly, Nikki had been having sex with a woman in a closet at a party, then later asked Tommy to come in and pretend to be him and have relations with the same woman. The musician said that he forgot about the incident, but remembered when the woman later called him. She told Nikki that she had been raped by a man who picked her up while she was hitchhiking home, leaving Nikki to reflect upon his actions. These are unsettling claims, especially in light of recent sexual abuse allegations against powerful men being taken seriously in the entertainment industry.

He said in the book, "At first, I...
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