Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde Offends Women’s Victims Groups with Comments

Chrissie Hynde - Photo by El Humilde Fotero del Pánico
Chrissie Hynde - Photo by El Humilde Fotero del Pánico

Courtesy of BBC – Singer Chrissie Hynde has come under fire for allegedly suggesting it can be a woman’s fault if she is raped.

“You know if you don’t want to entice a rapist, don’t wear high heels so you can’t run from him,” she said, in an interview in the Sunday Times.

The Pretenders singer, 63, said she takes “full responsibility” after she was sexually assaulted aged 21 in Ohio.

“If I’m walking around in my underwear and I’m drunk. Who else’s fault can it be?” Hynde told Krissi Murison.

In her recently completed autobiography, Reckless, Hynde recounts how she was forced to perform sexual acts on members of an Ohio motorcycle gang who had promised to take her to a party, but instead took her to an abandoned house.

“Technically speaking, however you want to look at it, this was all my doing and I take full responsibility,” said the singer, who recalled being high on drugs at the time.