Tales of Rock – David Bowie’s ex-wife Angie reveals she was drugged and raped in the 70s but never told him

DAVID Bowie’s ex-wife Angie has revealed she was drugged and raped in the 1970s – but she never told him.

Angie, 69, was married to the late rocker for 10 years from 1970 until their divorce in 1980.

 

David Bowie’s ex-wife Angie has revealed she was drugged and raped in the 1970s – but she never told him.

However Angie never told her husband she was raped by two men while in New York at the height of the Starman’s fame.

Speaking to The Sunday Mirror, Angie revealed she woke up after her drink was spiked to find herself covered in blood on a bed with two men looming over her.

Despite the terrifying situation, Angie lashed out at her attackers, punching them numerous times before leaving the room.

She revealed for the first time: “I never told David. I never gave him bad news. That wasn’t my job.

 The couple were married for 10 years from 1970 until their divorce in 1980

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The couple were married for 10 years from 1970 until their divorce in 1980.

 Angie pictured with David in 1974 - the year she was raped by two men in a New York hotel room

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Angie pictured with David in 1974 – the year she was raped by two men in a New York hotel room.

“He wouldn’t have been able to deal with that kind of thing. I just learned to block it all out. I ignored it.

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

The incident took place in 1974 when she was 24 and while David was in Philadelphia recording.

Angie headed out to 82 Club with some of her husband’s business associates, but revealed to the publication she never drank or did drugs.

 Angie's drink was spiked in a club, and when she woke up, two men were looming over her and she was covered in blood on a bed

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Angie’s drink was spiked in a club, and when she woke up, two men were looming over her and she was covered in blood on a bed.

She recalled: “I had a Coca-Cola sitting at the bar and I was about to go and sit with them. I didn’t notice two South Americans putting a date rape drug in my drink.”

Angie collapsed and the men took her to the Seville Hotel in New York and raped her.

Of the moment she came round, she said: “My dress, which was see-through silk, organza yellow, was covered in blood.”

 Angie helped David get his first record deal and worked with him on his iconic looks

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Angie helped David get his first record deal and worked with him on his iconic looks.

But of her reasons for not telling David, who died in January 2016 aged 69, she said: “David wasn’t in touch with his emotions when it bordered on intimacy and relationships.”

Angie reveals all about her marriage to Ziggy Stardust in a new book called Lipstick Legends.

 

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2 thoughts on “Tales of Rock – David Bowie’s ex-wife Angie reveals she was drugged and raped in the 70s but never told him”

  1. Story doesn’t add up, she went out with some of her husband’s associates and they never noticed she was gone with two strangers.
    I bet my paycheck she knew who they were and didn’t tell Bowie cause she went out with those associates behind his back.

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