PP singer Arnold claims she was sexually assaulted by Ike Turner
Sixties soul singer PP Arnold claims in her new Soul Survivor memoir that Ike Turner sexually assaulted her.
In a new interview with The Telegraph, Arnold discussed her time as Ikette, noting that Ike was “trapped in a room and raped.”
“What can I say? It was horrible,” he said. “I made no impression on Ike to that level, but I did not know how to express myself. I was told that Tina [Turner] he wanted to get rid of me because Ike was after me. If I sent Tina out or called my parents, I would have to come home. “
Arnold began his career as Ikette with the Ike & Tina Turner Revue in 1965, followed by solo success in the UK with his singles “The First Cut Is the Deepest” and “Angel of the Morning”.
His latest album ‘The New Adventures of … PP Arnold’ came out in 2019 and in 2020 he starred in The Fratellis single ‘Strangers In The Street’. Arnold’s memorial, Soul Survivor: The Autobiography, is out tomorrow (July 7).
Tina and Ike Turner were married from 1962 to 1978, and Tina has been open in the past about the abuse she suffered during their marriage.
Ike Turner died in 2007 from a cocaine overdose. A San Diego Medical Examiner announced that his autopsy showed that a long history of cardiovascular disease and emphysema also contributed to his death.
In other news, a documentary titled Tina has been released in 2021, describing it as “the ultimate celebration of a global superstar.” Directors Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin told NME that it was probably Turner’s last public project.
In a four-star review of the film, NME said, “In TINA, classic live footage and engaging interview clips are cleverly arranged to create a powerful film that ultimately gives fans an insight into Turner’s happy ending.” By recovering the name of the stage for him,. Ike, he managed to sell 100 million records and, incidentally, start a new solo career.