Fox News reports:

Mötley Crüe band member Nikki Sixx is walking back the details of a highly controversial story of a possible sexual assault that appeared in the band’s 2001 memoir The Dirt.

In the book, the Sixx stated that he had taken advantage of a woman at a party along with another member of the band. However, Sixx now claims that the story was “possibly greatly embellished” or outright “made up.”

Sixx told Rolling Stone in a new interview that he does not remember describing participating in a possible sexual assault at a party as was detailed in the 2001 memoir.

Sixx described in the book a night in which he said he was pulled into a small room at a party by a woman and the two began to have sex. Soon after, Sixx said he left the room and returned with bandmate Tommy Lee and then tricked the woman into having sex with Lee while thinking she was having sex with Sixx.

Sixx wrote that he woke up the next morning to hear that the woman claimed she had been raped the night before while hitchhiking home. He wrote that he at first felt relieved that she wasn’t upset over what he did, but understood that he’d definitely crossed a line.

The bassist now claims that the story may not have happened the way it was recounted in the book. However, in a later statement, he explained that his past struggles with drugs and alcohol may have led to a complete fabrication of the facts.

“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,” Sixx told the publication on Tuesday.

The star noted that he went to rehab in 2001 and said he now regrets not doing interviews for The Dirt after getting sober…

…“I don’t actually recall that story in the book beyond reading it. I have no clue why it’s 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,” he said. “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 [sic], our families, friends and any innocents around us.

The Dirt movie will premiere on Netflix March 22nd.

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  • Michael Monet on

    In the era of #METOO, making a movie like this is a terrible idea. Dumb guys with lots of money and criminal records shouldn’t be paying homage to their sexual conquests. CRUE should have taken their own advice and just gone away. If this movie is actually good or at least a lot of people see it then rest assured people are going to come forward with criminal allegations ard various lawsuits both real and fake. Look at random videos of Nikki using racist language, read stories of Vince punching a woman in the face or Tommy attacking camera men. Prospective jurors will know the type of people these guys are. Just read the book or watch the movie. You write a book about yourself called THE DIRT, but thank God you were just joking or too high to remember raping somebody. FOR REAL! You’re going to OWN UP to your behavior alright. Maybe you should have retired and called it a day. I love the music. Great band but not. very nice people. Good luck or whatever.

    • Dana on


      Lee was jailed for hitting Pam Anderson while she was holding her young son, at the time. His volatile behavior has been known about for years, and then of course, there is the recent incident with his son, Brandon.

      Lee has always been my favorite member of the Crue, but his level of maturity, leaves a lot to be desired.

      D 🙂

    • Doug R. on

      What maturity? I just don’t see any in Tommy Lee.

    • Dana on

      Well, I was trying to be diplomatic in regards to his acting like a responsible adult.

    • Doug R. on

      – same goes for Nikki Sixx

    • Tyger of Pan Tang on

      Michael, the script and the production for this kicked in before the Weinstein affair broke, so my guess is that what he’s saying is trying to nip in the bud all the negative comments this film is going to elicit, as well as potential lawsuits and Twitter-shaming from all the groupies we didn’t read about in The Dirt.

      By the way, when does the “era” of #MeToo end, anyway? With Jussi Smollett going to prison?

    • Dana on

      I don’t think it is going to end anytime soon, I believe this is just the beginning. Our society is one of a PC culture run amok.

      As a woman who has been sexually harassed, back in my younger days, I feel for these women, when they have been legitimately victimized. I know I will get a lot of flack for this, but I believe some jump on the bandwagon for fortune, fame, and possibly an agenda, whether it be political or personal. Sadly, this only diminishes the severity of this widespread issue.

      Additionally, I am not defending the Crue, nor their reprehensible and hedonistic behavior, but the 70s, and 80s, were known for its groupies. So, before one rushes to judgement, we must consider that some of these women were willing to be used as sexual objects. However, forcible contact, of any kind, is completely unacceptable, and criminal.

    • Doug R. on


    • genesraccoonwig on

      Too much $$$ – too much ego – too many drugs /drink and for tommy too much xxxx (will let Dana fill in the blank) 🙂

      Anyway, Crue better get their stories straight before the lawyers come knocking.

    • Dana on

      Well, there are four letters, milk? 😉

    • genesraccoonwig on

      Got Milk ? 🙂

    • Dana on

      That milk moustache always looked like something else in those adds 😉

    • Doug R. on

      Dana, 😉 was in response to your comment from 4:34 pm (just for clarification)

    • genesraccoonwig on

      Got Milk?…make that Got Coke!

    • Dana on

      Exactly, you got my metaphor and I guessed your word? Sort of 😉

  • jeffrey heffernan on

    yea ok ,unreal lets act like a complete dick,and put it out there like your some sort of bad ass,and now that the attitude of people has changed,now your like oh uhhhh nahh it never really happened,i was high dont listen to that stuff,yea with the now movement or what the hell else is going on now,hes scared of this woman coming out of the woodwork and suing his ass.he should run for office he would fit right in.

  • Ray Gillen on

    Guy has zero credibility in my opinion. A little C-Y-A (cover your ass) before the bs hits the fan, frealing loser.

  • Michael Monet on

    Did anyone involved in the making of this movie consider the possibility of consequences? The timing couldn’t have been any worse. Sixx is doing damage control weeks in advance of the movies’ actual release date. It’s hard to fathom the extent of the narcissism of this thing. The world has changed a great deal since TOO FAST FOR LOVE. They might as throw in an R. Kelly song for good measure.
    You mentioned Tommy Lee’s abilities as a drummer. He is one of the best ever. MOTLEY CRUE is a great band. No one can take that away from them. Stick to the music unless you’re Bruce Dickinson or Alice Cooper.

  • shannon mehaffey on

    Being drunk or high isn’t an excuse…I did it, I said it. I don’t know…that book came out and all the intelligentsia loved it…they pontificated over and over on Bacchus and Crue…and The Dirt….this just seems very uncanny.

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