Singer Debbie Harry has revealed she was once raped at knife point during a robbery at her home.
The Blondie, now 74, star explained how she was living in New York at the time with then-boyfriend Chris Stein.
Harry, whose hits include Heart Of Glass, said the couple were tied up during the raid while the man looked for valuables in the home, reports the Sun.
She said: ‘He piled up the guitars and Chris’s camera and then he untied my hands and told me to take off my pants.
‘He f***** me. And then he said, ‘Go clean yourself’.’
It is not known exactly when the rape took place or if it was reported to the police but it is thought it was before Debbie shot to stardom in the 1970s.
However reflecting on the sexual assault, Harry said: ‘The stolen guitars hurt me more.’
Chris Stein, now 69, is a co-founder and guitarist of band Blondie. He and Harry were in a relationship but never married.
It is thought the singer will reveal more about the New York attack in her upcoming memoir Face It, which is out later this year.
Previously Harry claimed she had escaped a late-night encounter with serial killer Ted Bundy in New York during the 1970s.
According to Harry, she met Bundy while trying to get home from Manhattan’s East Village in 1972.
She says the encounter took place when she climbed into a stranger’s car on Avenue C after being unable to hail a cab, according to Interview Magazine.
Harry explained how a ‘little white car’ pulled up, and the ‘guy offers me a ride. So I just continued to try to flag a cab down. But he was very persistent.’
She got in the car but soon ‘realized there was no door handle, no window crank, no nothing. The inside of the car was totally stripped out.’
Harry then said she noticed that there was a hole where the radio and glove compartment should be.
Feeling unsafe, she reached out of the window and grabbed the door handle from the outside.
In 1989, Bundy, who killed at least 30 women in seven states over the course of just five years, was executed by way of the electric chair in Florida.
Harry said that when she saw Bundy’s face on the news the next day, she realized he was the driver from whom she escaped in the East Village.
‘It was right after his execution that I read about him.
‘The whole description of how he operated and what he looked like and the kind of car he drove and the time frame he was doing that in that area of the country fit exactly.
‘I said, “My God, it was him”. ‘Very scary,’ she said.