Nikki Sixx Recants Rape Story From Mötley Crüe Memoir Ahead of Netflix’s Biopic

Netflix’s new Mötley Crüe biopic has lots floor to cowl what with all the final hedonism related to the band. But one space the band’s legacy it’ll omit is their confession that Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee “just about” raped a younger girl throughout a celebration, as a result of Sixx now wishes to recant that story. Sixx first revealed the incident within the band’s 2001 memoir, The Dirt, which the Netflix film is tailored from. He wrote within the e-book that he started having a intercourse with a lady he knew in a closet, left to go use the toilet, then satisfied Tommy Lee to return into the room and have intercourse along with her in his place with out her data or consent. The subsequent day, Sixx wrote, the lady known as him and claimed she was raped by somebody she’d hitchhiked dwelling with, which made him suppose “he’d most likely gone too far.” He continued, “At first, I used to be relieved, as a result of it meant I hadn’t raped her. But the extra I considered it, the extra I noticed that I just about had.”

Sixx now tells Rolling Stone (whose contributing editor Neil Strauss co-authored the memoir) that he doesn’t do not forget that story and isn’t certain why it was included within the e-book. “I don’t truly recall that story within the e-book past studying it,” Sixx says. “I’ve no clue why it’s in there aside from I used to be outta my head and it’s presumably tremendously embellished or I] made it up. Those phrases had been irresponsible on my half. I’m sorry.” (He claims Strauss additionally embellished the story; Strauss tells Rolling Stone he’s contractually prevented from commenting.) Sixx says he wasn’t sober but when he interviewed for the e-book, and needs he’d waited: “There is lots horrible conduct within the e-book. What I can inform you is that all of us lived to remorse lots and discovered from it. We come clean with all our conduct that harm ourselves, our households, pals, and any innocents round us.”

The biopic’s director Jeff Tremaine tells Rolling Stone that he as a substitute centered on the “lighter” debauchery from the band’s profession — they reportedly had closing veto on the script — like Tommy Lee dishonest on Heather Locklear and vomiting on a stripper. According to Tremaine, the choice to not embrace the rape wasn’t to dodge outrage on this #MeToo local weather. “We are telling a real story that occurred. You can interpret it nonetheless,” he says. “I don’t suppose we modified the tone the film to suit the instances or something like that.” It’s unclear if the main points home abuse from the e-book may even be excluded from the movie.