‘I wanted re­venge’

Deb­bie Harry thanks ex for stick­ing by her af­ter rape

Edmonton Sun - - SHOWBIZ -

deb­bie Harry’s band­mate and ex-lover helped her come to terms and save her san­ity af­ter she was sex­u­ally as­saulted at knife­point.

the blondie singer de­tails the rape in her new mem­oir Face It, and ad­mits she would have lost her mind if it wasn’t for her then-boyfriend, chris Stein, who was tied up by the in­truder.

“He poked round search­ing for any­thing worth any­thing,” she re­calls in the book.

“He piled up the gui­tars and chris’ cam­era and then he un­tied my hands and told me to take off my pants.”

the 74-year-old singer tells Good Morn­ing Amer­ica her “great friend and part­ner” helped her cope with the an­gry feel­ings she had af­ter the rape.

“He helped me put it into pro­por­tion,” she says. “be­lieve me, I felt anger, frus­tra­tion, I wanted re­venge... For what­ever rea­son, my san­ity took over and said, ‘you can’t carry around this kind of anger and sense of frus­tra­tion.’ ”

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