Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx addressed accusations that he raped a woman due to a story in the band’s book The Dirt in a new Rolling Stone article.
He said the details in the book were “possibly greatly embellished” or “made up.”
“The book was written in 2000 during a really low point in my life. I had lost my sobriety and was using drugs and alcohol to deal with a disintegrating relationship which I still to this day regret how I handled. I honestly don’t recall a lot of the interviews with Neil [Strauss].
“I went into rehab in 2001 and really wish I would’ve done my interviews after I was clean and sober like I am today.
“I don’t actually recall that story in the book beyond reading it. I have no clue why its in there other than I was outta my head and it’s possibly greatly embellished or [I] made it up. Those words were irresponsible on my part. I am sorry.
“There is a lot of horrible behavior in the book.
“What I can tell you is that we all lived to regret a lot and learned from it.
“We own up to all our behavior that hurt our selves, our families, friends and any innocents around us.”
In The Dirt book, Sixx stated that a woman he knew pulled him into a small room and the two began having sex. He later returned with Lee and tricked the woman into thinking the drummer was him.
“We fucked for a while, then I told her I had to go to the bathroom. I went into the party and found Tommy [Lee]. [I said], ‘Dude, come here.’ I grabbed him [and said], ‘I got this chick in the closet. Follow me, and don’t say a word. When I tell you, start fucking her.’
“In the closet, I stood directly behind Tommy. He fucked her while she grabbed my hair and yelled, ‘Oh, Nikki! Nikki!'”
In the book, Sixx said he completely forgot about the encounter until the woman called him the following morning and told him she had been raped, explaining a man had assaulted her as she hitchhiked home from the party.
Sixx said in the book that the story made him realize he had “probably gone too far,” adding, “At first, I was relieved, because it meant I hadn’t raped her. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I pretty much had. I was in a zone, though, and in that zone, consequences did not exist. Besides, I was capable of sinking even lower than that.”