Singer P.P. Arnold Claims She Was Raped by Ike Turner

The 57-year-old opens up about her past in a new memoir called 'Soul Survivor' that the late star sexually assaulted her in a hotel room in the mid-1960s.

AceShowbiz - Singer P.P. Arnold has alleged she was raped by Ike Turner in the mid-1960s. Opening up about her past in a new memoir called "Soul Survivor", the 57-year-old, who performed as an Ikette with the Ike and Tina Turner Revenue, claims in her new book that Ike, who died in 2007 aged 76, sexually assaulted her in a hotel room.

She told The Telegraph, "You know what? When I decided to write my book my inspiration was Maya Angelou. It's like, if I'm going to write my book I'm going to tell the truth."

"What can I say? It was awful. I despised Ike on that level, but I didn't know how to express myself. I was told Tina wanted to get rid of me because Ike was after me. If I had run to Tina or called my parents, it would have meant I would have (had) to come home," Arnold added of the rape.

The singer was reluctant to leave the band because she was stuck in a turbulent marriage. However, in the book she reveals it was The Rolling Stones star Sir Mick Jagger who eventually persuaded her to get out.

Arnold became romantically involved with both Mick and his then partner Marianne Faithfull. She wrote in the book, "Mick was in heaven but Marianne was more interested in me. I had always been a good kisser and so was she. I tried to let myself go but I was also uncomfortable … ultimately it was Mick that I was infatuated with, not her."

Of her relationship with the rocker. "I was very private. I never flaunted it in the press. I wasn't a hustler. I never shouted, 'Oh I'm seeing Mick Jagger!' He wrote Brown Sugar about me!' It never bothered me who he wrote it about because he’s never said," she added. "I hope that Mick knows that (the memoir) is not a kiss-and-tell. I hope he understands that."

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