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.”