I was drugged and raped while married to David

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DAVID Bowie’s ex-wife Angie to­day re­veals she was raped in a hotel room by two men at the height of the Star­man’s fame – but never told him about it.

The woman who was the driv­ing force be­hind the rise of the glam rock leg­end woke up af­ter hav­ing her drink spiked to find her­self on a bed cov­ered in blood as the men tow­ered over her.

But far from cow­er­ing in fear, feisty

Angie, now 69, took a swift re­venge on her swag­ger­ing at­tack­ers.

She leaped up and flew at the shocked pair, bat­ter­ing them with a bar­rage of punches, be­fore calmly walk­ing out of the room.

Speaking for the first time of the rape in New

York in 1974, de­fi­ant Angie says: “My dad was a US army colonel. I just re­mem­bered his ad­vice and beat them up. But I didn’t go to the po­lice. They wouldn’t help you.

“And I never told David. I never gave him bad news. That wasn’t my job. He wouldn’t have been able to deal with that kind of thing. I just learned to block it all out. I ig­nored it.

HATED

“I’m not a sur­vivor. I’m a war­rior be­cause that’s what you have to be.”

Angie talks about the shock­ing treat­ment of women in the mu­sic in­dus­try – and how she was hated for the power she had as the star’s man­ager.

She claims she and Bowie were trail­blaz­ers for gays and trans­sex­u­als in the Seven­ties – and reck­ons the star, who pur­sued un­der-age girls, would not have been af­fected by the MeToo move­ment.

And she tells of her pride in the 48-year-old film di­rec­tor son she had with the rock hero – even though she hasn’t seen him since he was 13.

Angie talks about her life with Bowie in an ex­plo­sive new book Lip­stick Le­gends. They met in Lon­don in 1969 and they married a year later.

She mas­ter­minded the Ziggy Star­dust singer’s rise to su­per­star­dom, land­ing him his first record deal and help­ing create his iconic looks. He wrote hits The Pret­ti­est Star and Golden Years about her.

In 1974 Angie, then 24, went on a night out in New York with Bowie’s busi­ness as­so­ciates while the star flew to Philadel­phia to record. Angie says:

“Ev­ery­one from our of­fice and I went to the

HEART TO HEART Angie with our Halina

I woke up and saw the blood on my dress. So I got off the bed and started punch­ing them ANGIE ON HOW SHE DEALT WITH TWO RAPISTS WHO SPIKED HER DRINK

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