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Debbie Harry thinks about heroin addiction and being raped while promoting her new memoirs

Debbie Harry thought back to her heroin addiction and was raped in the 1970s in the house she shared with her former friend and bandmate Chris Stein in an interview to promote her new memoirs on Monday.

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The iconic musician appeared on Good morning America to discuss some of the revelations in her new book Face It.

She spoke frankly about her drug use, said she and Stein & # 39; junkies & # 39; and said that although she knew her addiction & # 39; stupid & # 39; she did not regret any part of her life.

Harry, 74, also spoke of the raping at the apartment she shared with Stein by a stranger who had followed them inside and stole their guitars.

She revealed the sexual assault in an excerpt from the book in August, but told Monday how it felt & # 39; angry & # 39; had made.

& # 39; I have a great friend and partner in Chris and he helped me put it in proportion.

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Debbie Harry, 74, appeared on Good Morning America on Monday to promote her new memoirs

& # 39; Believe me, I felt anger, frustration – I wanted revenge. I went through every logical turn of emotion that you would normally go through if you were the victim.

& # 39; For whatever reason, my common sense took over and said you can't bear this kind of anger and frustration, & # 39; she said.

It was the 70s at the time and the couple lived in an apartment in New York City.

She told earlier how the man followed them to the apartment, tied them up and then released Harry so that she could take off her underwear.

& # 39; He bit me and then he said: & # 39; Go clean yourself, & she recalled. Harry said earlier that she was more upset about the fact that he had stolen their guitars than about the sexual assault.

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She and Chris, they said, abused drugs for a & # 39; terribly awful situation & # 39; to survive who lived in poverty in the grunge of downtown Manhattan.

& # 39; I feel we have had great times, we had terrible times, & # 39; she said, adding: & # 39; That's the story of rock n roll, isn't it? & # 39;

Harry said that although she is sorry because she & # 39; stupid & # 39; was, she wouldn't change any part of her life.

& # 39; That's the story of rock n roll, isn't it? & # 39; Harry responded when asked about her poverty and drug use in the 1970s

& # 39; That's the story of rock n roll, isn't it? & # 39; Harry responded when asked about her poverty and drug use in the 1970s

& # 39; That's the story of rock n roll, isn't it? & # 39; Harry responded when asked about her poverty and drug use in the 1970s

Debbie Harry performs in 1979
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Debbie Harry performs in 1979

Debbie Harry in an undated photo

Debbie Harry in an undated photo

Harry is shown performing, left, in 1979 and right, in an undated photo. She said she first & # 39; scared & # 39; was on stage, but learned how to attract the attention of an audience

Harry and Blondie guitarist Chris Stein are shown in the seventies. They lived together and were a couple when she was raped in their apartment in New York by a stranger who had followed them inside and then stole their guitars

Harry and Blondie guitarist Chris Stein are shown in the seventies. They lived together and were a couple when she was raped in their apartment in New York by a stranger who had followed them inside and then stole their guitars

Harry and Blondie guitarist Chris Stein are shown in the seventies. They lived together and were a couple when she was raped in their apartment in New York by a stranger who had followed them inside and then stole their guitars

Harry and Stein are pictured in April. They remain friends. She said that in the 1970s she & # 39; junkies & # 39; goods and drugs to survive poverty
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Harry and Stein are pictured in April. They remain friends. She said that in the 1970s she & # 39; junkies & # 39; goods and drugs to survive poverty

Harry and Stein are pictured in April. They remain friends. She said that in the 1970s she & # 39; junkies & # 39; goods and drugs to survive poverty

& # 39; Yes, I regret it because I know it was a foolish waste of time, but I don't regret my life.

& # 39; The things that are important to me now are because I have experienced all these things, & # 39; she said.

She revealed that in the beginning she was afraid to take the stage, but soon learned how to win a crowd.

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& # 39; [t was] terribly frightening. I suddenly realized that I had to let them respond. I have to go outside, I have to get them.

& # 39; Then it was a no brainer. I just went out and bought them, & she said.

Elsewhere in the book, she remembers how David Bowie showed his notoriously large penis & # 39; to men and women.

& # 39; He took out his c ** k, as if I were the official c ** k checker … David's mate was of course notorious and he loved removing him for men and women. It was like that. . . sexy & # 39 ;, she said.

The musician also tells how David Bowie once exposed his penis to her after she gave him cocaine. She said it & # 39; notorious & # 39; was big

The musician also tells how David Bowie once exposed his penis to her after she gave him cocaine. She said it & # 39; notorious & # 39; was big

The musician also tells how David Bowie once exposed his penis to her after she gave him cocaine. She said it & # 39; notorious & # 39; was big

Harry is depicted in 1979, when a large part of the drama took place in the memoirs. She said she doesn't regret anything

Harry is depicted in 1979, when a large part of the drama took place in the memoirs. She said she doesn't regret anything

Harry is depicted in 1979, when a large part of the drama took place in the memoirs. She said she doesn't regret anything

She also claimed to have had a run-up with serial killer Ted Bundy when she said she was getting into his car, hoping he would take her to a party.

"This was in the early 1970s. I wasn't even in a band then … I tried to cross the city to a club after hours. A small white car stops and the man offers me a lift.

Ted Bundy
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Ted Bundy

Harry previously claimed that she had been running up with the serial killer Ted Bundy, who, according to her, had picked her up in his car in the 70s when she was looking for a ride. She jumped out of the vehicle while it was moving because she felt unsafe, she said, and only years later realized who he was

& # 39; So I just kept trying to mark a taxi down. But he was very persistent and he asked where I was going.

"It was only a few blocks away and he said," Well, I'll give you a ride. "

"I got into the car and it was summer and the windows were all rolled up, except about a centimeter above. So I sat there and he didn't really speak to me.

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"I automatically reached down a little to turn the window down and I realized that there was no door handle, no window handle, nothing. The inside of the car was completely undressed. & # 39;

Harry then said she noticed that there was a hole in the radio and the glovebox. She felt unsafe and soon decided that she had to leave.

To open the door, she reached out the window and grabbed the door handle from the outside.

& # 39; As soon as he saw that, he quickly tried to turn the corner, and I turned the car out and landed in the middle of the street, & # 39; she said.

She only realized who he was years later, she said, after watching his mugshot on TV.

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& # 39; It was just after his execution that I read about him. I hadn't thought of that incident for years.

"The whole description of how he worked and what he looked like and the type of car he drove and the time frame he did in that part of the country fit exactly.

"I said," My God, it was him "." Very scary. To be honest, I had not thought of the incident for 15 years. I am one of the lucky ones, & she said.

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