Debbie Harry is opening up about being raped at knifepoint by an armed intruder before finding fame as singer of band Blondie.
In an excerpt from her upcoming memoir Face It published in The Sun, Harry, 74, revealed that the intruder broke into the New York City home she shared with then-boyfriend, Blondie guitarist Chris Stein, tying him up and ransacking the place in search of valuables.
“Then he poked round searching for anything worth anything,” she wrote.
“He piled up the guitars and Chris’s camera and then he untied my hands and told me to take off my pants,” she continued. “He f**ked me. And then he said, ‘Go clean yourself.'”
However, she added: “The stolen guitars hurt me more.”
In the upcoming book, Harry also recalls a frightening encounter with one of America’s most notorious serial killers when she accepted a lift from a stranger in Manhattan during the early 1970s.
Harry first told the story in an 1989 newspaper interview, which was excerpted last year for Interview magazine. According to the “Heart of Glass” singer, she realized something was very wrong the moment she got into the car.
“I got in and the windows were rolled up except an inch and a half at the top,” she said. “I realized there was no door handle, no window crank, no nothing. The inside of the car was totally stripped out. The hairs on the back of my neck just stood up.”
Immediately feeling trapped, she reached her hand through the window and opened the car door from the outside.
“He tried to stop me by spinning the car, but it helped me fling myself out,” she added. “After, I saw him on the news. Ted Bundy.”
Bundy, who was executed in 1989, was responsible for the murders of at least 30 women.