Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Regarding Runaways JF Rape Story - A statement from Runaways songwriter Kari Krome

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Note: Received this press release (Company: Three Monkey Talents) after posting the Uncle G opinion piece on the Jackie Fuchs rape story. Concerns Kari Krome, who was active behind the scenes with the Runaways, helping with songwriting. Unfortunately, yet another victim of sexual abuse by the late Kim Fowley (who we MUST state was NEVER convicted of any sexual crimes in a court of law). Plenty of first hand account stories out there about Kim Fowley documenting episodes of what could be labeled; atrocious behaviour. The nightmares Jackie and Kari describe are but TWO of them. 

Kim Fowley. Involved in rock n' roll since the the late 50's. Dead at age 75 from bladder cancer. 

Good riddance! 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Los Angeles July 11, 2015 

RUNAWAYS’ CO-FOUNDER AND SONG WRITER, KARI KROME, ON LIFE DURING AND AFTER PRODUCER/PREDATOR, THE LATE KIM FOWLEY 

Krome Issues Statement Following Article in Huffington Post About Jackie Fuchs’ Breaking 40 Year Silence of Fowley’s Sexual Misconduct. 

In response to the recent media frenzy in regards to the Huffington Post article by Jason Cherkis entitled The Lost Girls, Kari Krome has been contacted by an array of people with an overwhelming amount of questions and comments. Runaways' bassist Jackie Fuchs and Krome came forward to break the 40 year silence of Fuchs' rape and Krome's molestation at the hands of their Producer/Manager, Kim Fowley. She is now ready to answer any questions that have been stirred by the article. 

Krome wants to take this opportunity to stand by her statements and her solidarity and support for Jackie Fuchs. For as much pain caused by Fowley, coming forward with the truth has also been freeing for Krome. She realizes that the damage of Fowley's attempts to control her by degradation, which chipped away at her self-esteem, has been lifted. Her epiphanies and her ‘post-Fowley confidence’ motivated her to make public the work she has held back as Fowley destroyed most of her trust and confidence in her work with clich√©s such as, “You will be nothing without me.” "I recognized that until speaking with Cherkis, I had not yet even cried about what happened," Krome said, “nor was I aware of just how much I had been affected by Fowley.” 

She walked away from her songwriting career and work with The Runaways as a result of Fowley's abuse. Another of Fowley's manipulations was taking credit for Krome's brainchild, the formation of an all girl band, and not attributing her for songs she penned as he claimed them for himself. 

Krome never stopped creating and has amassed a body of work of poetry, lyrics, art, photography and recordings. The working title for her memoirs and EP is Kari Krome is Teenage Frankenstein, also derived from her past when at 15 she survived an accident that necessitated her face and jaw be bolted back together. Krome who has been journaling since she was 10 years old wrote an account of this harrowing experience entitled All My Teeth, which Jason Cherkis labels as both "heartbreaking and funny." He also called her work "genius." 

Kari Krome wants to thank Jackie Fuchs for her strength and trust in her and Jason Cherkis for his compassion and integrity as a reporter. Krome has said despite some people's outrage over the story, she is grateful for the love and support sent to her and Fuchs and is already experiencing healing and looking forward to a new tomorrow. 

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