Singer P.P. Arnold reveals the shocking details about being raped by Ike Turner in her new memoir, Soul Survivor.
Arnold was a part of the Ike & Tina revue in 1965 for a year, where she sang back-up during live performances and on the 1966 classic River Deep, Mountain High album.
“What can I say? It was awful. I despised Ike on that level, but I didn’t know how to express myself,” she said in a recent interview. According to Arnold, Ike trapped her in a hotel room before the sexual assault place.
This isn’t the first time that Ike Turner was accused of sexual and physical. His ex-wife, Tina Turner has also accused the songwriter of doing the same to her.
Arnold added, “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.” She revealed that she was afraid to go home because she was fearful of her then-husband who she claimed had “deep anger.”
P.P. Arnold would end up leaving the Ike and Tina Revue in 1966 and went on to record her debut album, The First Lady of Immediate in 1967 following the release of Kafunta. The singer was well known for her career in the U.K. during the 1960s. She also collaborated with many English artists including Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones, Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees, and more.
In her memoir, Arnold goes on to talk about the relationship she had with Jagger and his then-girlfriend, Marianne Faithfull, as well as detailing that she had also become pregnant by the Rock legend.
Soul Survivor is currently available for purchase. Will you be reading this book?