Newswire: Chrissie Hynde has no regrets, including her comments on rape

Earlier this week, rock legend Chrissie Hynde stirred up debate when she said that she considers her sexual assault at the age of 21—which she write about in her upcoming memoir—to be her own fault. Calling her comments “common sense,” she said women should be careful of how they dress and act in public, adding, “if you don’t want to entice a rapist, don’t wear high heels so you can’t run from him.”

Now Hynde has followed up those comments in a new interview with The Washington Post, telling the interviewer, “Do I regret saying it? I don’t know. I haven’t really thought about it.” The conversation is illuminating, giving insight into Hynde’s mindset about the comments—“[W]e’re talking about millions of displaced persons … and we’re talking about comments that I allegedly made about girls in their underwear,” she …

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