Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a lawsuit filed just before the expiration of a New York law that allows survivors to sue for sexual abuse regardless of the statute of limitations. The lawsuit, filed by Sheila Kennedy, a former Penthouse model, alleges that Rose violently assaulted her in a New York City hotel room in 1989.
According to Kennedy's complaint, she met Rose at a nightclub and he invited her back to his hotel room. However, as the sexual encounter progressed, Kennedy became uncomfortable when Rose suggested engaging in group sex, which she did not want to do. When she left the room, Rose allegedly became furious and dragged her back to his bedroom, causing her knees to bleed.
The complaint states that Rose then threw Kennedy on the bed, tied her hands behind her back with her pantyhose, and forcibly penetrated her without consent. Kennedy claims that the experience has had lifelong emotional, physical, psychological, and financial impacts on her.
Rose's representative has not yet responded to the allegations. This is not the first time Rose has been accused of sexual misconduct, as the lawsuit points out his history of abuse. Two of Rose's former partners, Erin Everly and Stephanie Seymour, previously claimed he abused them.
It is worth noting that the New York Adult Survivors Act, which allows accusers to file lawsuits against alleged sexual abusers regardless of when the abuse occurred, will expire. This law has led to a wave of high-profile lawsuits, including ones against former President Donald Trump and producer Sean "Diddy" Combs.
The impact of the Adult Survivors Act has been significant, allowing survivors to seek justice for past abuses. However, its expiration raises questions about the future of such lawsuits. It remains to be seen how the legal system will address these cases moving forward.
It is important to approach these allegations with impartiality and without jumping to conclusions. The legal process will determine the outcome of these accusations, and both parties should be given a fair opportunity to present their arguments.