Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee has been accused of sexual assault, in an incident in 2003.
A brand new civil lawsuit filed on Friday by an unnamed lady, Jane Doe – and reported by Rolling Stone – accuses Lee of “forcibly groping, kissing and penetrating her along with his fingers, and trying to drive her to carry out oral copulation”. The lady had been invited on to a helicopter by pilot David Martz and believed she could be on a sightseeing tour round San Diego, however was informed they’d be flying with Lee to Los Angeles.
Lee allegedly invited her to the cockpit the place he assaulted her. “Plaintiff was in tears, however she had nowhere to go – she was trapped with little mobility to depart the cockpit,” the lawsuit reads. She alleged Martz and Lee drank alcohol and took medication whereas on board.
The lawsuit names Mayhem Touring, Tommy Lee Inc, A Pure Excessive Helicopters and Social Helicopters as defendants. None of them has but commented on the allegations. The lady is in search of damages. She stated she hadn’t beforehand reported the occasion as a result of she didn’t imagine police would deal with her case severely, and that it was an remoted incident. She now believes Martz and Lee “had a historical past of partaking in indecent and unlawful conduct on Martz’s helicopter”.
Martz died in 2015 when a airplane he was flying crashed. In 2009 he was detained on suspicion of flying beneath the affect, however a sobriety take a look at was inconclusive. He misplaced his pilot’s licence 3 times, together with after one event the place he had oral intercourse with an grownup movie star whereas flying a helicopter.
Lee was additionally jailed for six months in 1998 for bodily assaulting his spouse, Pamela Anderson.
Mötley Crüe accomplished a joint headline tour with Def Leppard earlier this 12 months, with Mötley Crüe’s set described as “crass and limp” in a Guardian evaluate.