Bobbie Brown, an actress and model and probably best known as the video vixen in WARRANT‘s “Cherry Pie” video, spoke to Fox News about her second book, “Cherry On Top”, which was released last summer via Rare Bird Books.
Subtitled “Flirty, Forty-Something And Funny As F*ck”, the tome, co-written with Caroline Ryder, is a sequel to Brown‘s 2013 memoir “Dirty Rocker Boys”.
Brown, who met WARRANT singer Jani Lane on the set of the “Cherry Pie” video, married the musician in 1990 and had one daughter with Jani, Taylar Jayne Lane, before the couple divorced in 1993.
Lane died in August 2011 at age 47. Paramedics found his body in a Comfort Inn motel room in Woodland Hills, California, which is near Los Angeles. Lane had battled alcohol abuse for years.
According to Brown, Lane could have used the #MeToo movement during his early days on the Hollywood Sunset Strip after moving to the West Coast from Florida.
“At the moment that he admitted [he was drugged and raped by a member of a famous heavy metal band and their manager], it was devastating to hear,” Brown told Fox News about the incident, which she wrote about in “Dirty Rocker Boys”.
“He admitted this to me before his death. It was traumatizing to watch him reveal those things and how much it had affected his life up to that point. When we were married, I had no clue. This occurred when he was just starting out on the Strip. So when I’m hearing all of this with him, I’m crying with him. I was going, ‘We have to do something, we have to say something.’ He was like, ‘No! No!’ It was a humiliation for a man to be in that position. It’s so emasculating and humiliating. It would have been humiliating for him. So we couldn’t say anything. Instead he lived with this anger inside. He felt like he couldn’t say anything because he was a man. He was raised to be a man, not to cry. It was all mind-f*cking. I could see how it would have been devastating and humiliating for him to speak up. I got his perspective from it, but at the same time, I felt so hopeless for him, knowing that he felt he couldn’t say anything. And wouldn’t. That affected him greatly his whole life. It was part of the reason he drank. It’s sad, really.”
In the event that this REALLY DID happen to him, I don’t think any less of him or judge him because of it.
He was an awesome respectable rocker and that’s it.
It’s certainly possible. Obviously, barring any new information that comes out we’ll never really know for sure. Jani definitely seemed like a tragic figure, whatever caused his demons.
Funny how she doesn’t name name’s, but included in her books for profit.
If you name names without absolute proof, and you get sued for libel for every single thing you own.
Correct. You cannot just go around accusing someone of drugging and raping without the victim willing to speak out or ANY evidence about the event… It’s tragic, but all we can do is speculate until more evidence is uncovered.
I’m going to put my money on Diamond Dave.
Yeah, that seems like it could in his wheelhouse. Really, it could be a lot of different people, assuming it happened at all. LA in the 80s was probably one of the craziest times and places imaginable.
It was Motley Crue Nikki Sixx
Without names, this is all for book sales.
Jani was a friend of mine and one of the best.
for my daughter’s birthday he called her to wish her a happy birthday she was turning 18 and could not get in the club where he was playing so he picked up the phone and gave her a call she will remember that for the rest of her life we miss him deeply.
we only wish we could have helped him.
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That was a pretty shameless plug
I loved warrant & Its truly heartbreaking that Jannie died so young! With all the alcohol & drugs going around at that time Its not hard to believe that this happened to him! I believe him & it doesn’t change my image of him.Its sad he couldn’t reach out for help & Turned to alcohol to heal his pain.Im glad he was at least able to open up to his wife & let it out some way! I believe he was looking to her to open up as she did here after he passed. Maybe this was his way of getting this out there & off his chest in that moment. May he rest in peace.
We don’t believe little kids when they tell us these sorts of things. We don’t believe teenagers when they tell us these sorts of things. We don’t believe adults when they tell us these sorts of things!!! When are we going to believe that people don’t make up and speak about humiliating events about themselves just for the hell of it.
miss him. so sad very devastating and depressing. I understand
I hate this for Jani, but I think it was his story to tell not Bobby. I can understand how he must feel but, it was his and his alone.✌️