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Is Axl Rose Still in Guns N’ Roses As Singer Faces S*xual Assault Lawsuit?

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Is Axl Rose Still in Guns N’ Roses As Singer Faces S*xual Assault Lawsuit?

Axl Rose assaulted the Penthouse Pet model back in his rock ’n’ roll heyday.

Axl Rose, the frontman of Guns N’ Roses, is currently at the center of a legal battle. Sheila Kennedy, a former Penthouse model and Pet of the Year in 1983, has filed a lawsuit accusing Rose of a brutal s*xual assault that allegedly took place in 1989. Kennedy claims that Rose, at the height of his fame, used his celebrity status to gain control and violently assault her. These allegations have resurfaced on the eve of the Adult Survivors Act expiring, allowing Kennedy to seek justice after more than three decades.

According to court documents, Sheila Kennedy, pictured here in 1983, met Axl Rose at an NYC club in February 1989.

Is Axl Rose Still in Guns N' Roses As Singer Faces S*xual Assault Lawsuit?
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The evening took a turn when they ended up at a private party in Rose’s hotel suite. Kennedy recalls that the party was filled with people indulging in drugs, setting the scene for what would become a harrowing experience. Initially, Kennedy claimed she was receptive to Rose’s advances. However, things took a dark turn when he allegedly cleared the room, leaving only Kennedy, another female model, and a friend of his. Disturbed by what she witnessed, Kennedy decided to retreat to another bedroom with Axl’s friend. Unfortunately, her escape was short-lived.

In a fit of rage, Rose reportedly forced the other woman out of the room, only to discover Kennedy was still present. What followed was a terrifying ordeal that Kennedy described as non-consensual and overpowering. Rose allegedly dragged her by the hair, bound her hands with pantyhose, and subjected her to sexual assault. Sheila Kennedy’s lawsuit against Axl Rose comes at a critical time, as the Adult Survivors Act, which allows survivors to bring forth sex abuse claims without the statute of limitations, is about to expire.

Is Axl Rose Still in Guns N' Roses As Singer Faces S*xual Assault Lawsuit?
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This legislation has paved the way for survivors to seek justice beyond the confines of time, giving a voice to those who have long been silenced. As the legal battle unfolds, both Axl Rose and Sheila Kennedy have yet to make official statements. The music industry and fans alike are anxiously awaiting developments in this high-profile case that may have far-reaching implications. Kennedy had written about this encounter before in her 2016 memoir, No One’s Pet, stating she was ‘crying and bleeding’ as he assaulted her.

FAQs

When did the alleged sexual assault take place?

The alleged assault occurred in 1989.

Who is Sheila Kennedy?

Sheila Kennedy is a former Penthouse model and was named Penthouse’s Pet of the Year in 1983.

What is the Adult Survivors Act?

The Adult Survivors Act is legislation that lifts the statute of limitations for bringing sex abuse claims. It allows survivors to seek justice even after many years have passed.

How has this lawsuit resurfaced now?

The lawsuit has resurfaced on the eve of the Adult Survivors Act expiring, giving Kennedy the opportunity to bring forth her claims.

Has there been any response from Axl Rose or Sheila Kennedy?

Neither Axl Rose nor Sheila Kennedy have made an official statement regarding the allegations at this time.

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