AceShowbiz - David Cassidy is hit with sexual assault accusation, weeks after his death. Ex-model Samantha Fox claims that the former teen idol groped her and tried to put his hand up her skirt when she was 19 years old. Samantha makes the shocking revelation in her autobiography "Forever" which is set to be released next week.
According to Samantha, the alleged sexual assault happened in May 1985, after she was asked to appear in a music video for David's single "Romance". The 51-year-old former model said she was told to strip from the waist up for the shoot, but she was left disgusted when she realized that he had an erection during filming.
"Whenever he pressed himself against me, I could clearly feel his d***," she said in her book. "David seemed to be deliberately drawing out the photoshoot, which took an eternity, and he had an erection the entire time - something he did absolutely nothing to hide."
After the shoot, he invited Sam and her dad to join him for dinner at The White Elephant in Chelsea. Sam said she agreed to go along to the meal as she did not want her father to suspect anything had happened.
"In the middle of dinner, I got up to go to the toilet, and as I was standing alone in the women's toilets, washing my hands, the door flew open and David Cassidy came storming in," she recalled. "Before I really had time to process what was happening, he had pushed me up against the wall and his hands were all over me. I shouted: 'Get off me, David!' in an attempt to stop him. But instead, he just stuck his tongue into my mouth and shoved a hand under my skirt, while the other kept a firm grip on one of my breasts."
Sam said she "reacted quickly and instinctively" by "striking him right in the balls." She also "elbowed him in the face," which made David surprised. "Back at the table, I sat down without saying a word. If I had mentioned what just happened to dad, he would have knocked his lights out. In that moment, the handsome, sweet guy from 'The Partridge Family' had transformed into a first-class creep who wasn't worth the risk of a stretch in prison," she continued sharing. "When he came back to the table he avoided looking at me."
To Daily Star Sunday, Sam admitted she "was a huge fan and loved 'The Partridge Family' " before the incident. She added, "When he grabbed me and pushed his tongue down my throat, I just kneed him in the b*****ks and would still do that today."
David passed away at 67 years old on November 21, after hospitalized for multiple organ failure. The actor and singer, who retired in early this year after he was diagnosed with dementia, is also known for his hit songs "Cherish" and "How Can I Be Sure".