Ike & Tina Turner (1975)
In her 2010 memoir, “Foxy: My Life In Three Acts”, Pam Grier
claims that her sexual relationship with Richard Pryor caused cocaine to enter her system!
recounts how a conversation with her doctor led to her breakup with Richard Pryor:
He said, “Pam, I want to tell you about an epidemic that’s prevalent in Beverly Hills right now. It’s a buildup of cocaine residue around the cervix and in the vagina. You have it. Are you doing drugs?”
“No,” I said, astonished.
“Well, it’s really dangerous,” he went on. “Is your partner putting cocaine on his penis to sustain his erection?”
“No,” I said, “not that I know of. It’s not like he has a pile of cocaine next to the bed and he dips his penis in it before we have sex.” I had a nauseating flash of one of Richard’s famous lines: Even my dick has a cocaine jones.
“Are you sure he isn’t doing it in the bathroom before he comes to bed?” the doctor asked.
“That’s a possibility,” I said. “You know, I am dating Richard Pryor.”
“Oh, my God,” he said. “We have a serious problem here. If he’s not putting it on his skin directly, then it’s worse because the coke is in his seminal fluid. You can have some serious cervical and uterine problems. You can even become sterile and you might have to have a hysterectomy”.
“Will it ever go away,” I asked. “It’ll go away eventually,” the doctor said.
“In the meantime, he has to wear a condom or you’re going to be a very sick woman.”
The doctor then asks her if her mouth went numb while performing oral sex on Pryor, she says it did, he links it the Novocaine-like effects of cocaine. Pam confronted Richard about protecting her health and he rejected the issue:
Later that evening, I told Richard, I have cocaine inside of me. It’s eating me up and it could kill me. Have you been putting it on your penis?
“No. Of course not,” he answered quickly. I took a deep breath. “I have to ask you to wear a condom when we have sex.”
“What?” was all he said.
I said, “you have to Richard,” I pleaded with him. “Only for a while. I have to get rid of these lesions so I don’t get infections.”
He said, “I hate condoms. I can’t feel anything.”
“Will you at least talk to my doctor?”
I realized at that moment that I was not truly loved by this man.
He also got engaged to another woman while dating her. Pam was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 1988.
LL Cool J and Kidada Jones
LL Cool J and Kidada Jones dated from 1992 to 1994. In his book I Make My Own Rules, LL said he cared about
and respected her but he broke up with her because of her spirituality beliefs.
“She would go to an ashram, consult a guru, and pray to statues… Before my album 14 Shots to the Dome dropped, Kidada told me she threw some kind of stick into the eternal fire for my album. I was like ‘Yo why did you do that? I didn’t ask you to do that!’ That joint flopped crazily. “Oh, well, I’m sorry I cared!” she said. I had hurt her feelings, but she had hurt me too. I know she meant well, but I just couldn’t get with that. She took me to her guru once and I remember kneeling before this strange young woman who was touching feathers.
Mike Tyson and his wife Robin Givens on 20/20 with Barbara Walters – Aired on September 28, 1988.
In an interview with Barbara Walters at the couple’s New Jersey home, Givens accused Tyson of domestic abuse and being mentally unstable. Givens began by listing Tyson’s qualities, but quickly moved on to his deficits. “He’s got a side to him that’s scary. Michael is intimidating, to say the least. I think there’s a time when he cannot control his temper and that’s frightening to me, to my mother, to anyone around.” She described her seven months of marriage as “torture, pure hell, worse than anything I could possibly imagine,” as Tyson listened. “Does he hit you?” Walters asked. “He shakes, he pushes, he swings,” she responded. “Just recently I have become afraid. I mean very, very much afraid.” A week after the interview aired, Givens filed for divorce.
Ike and Tina Turner photographed by Jack Robinson in New York on November 25, 1969.
Bowie with his wife Angie Bowie at Victoria station before he left on a train to Paris, July 1973.
May 1978: Sid Vicious, 21, guitarist with the Sex Pistols, and girlfriend Nancy Spungen, 20, from Philadelphia, arrive at
Marylebone Magistrates court, where they are charged with having drugs at a London hotel last November.
Michelle Phillips and Jack Nicholson during 43rd Annual Academy Awards’ Governer’s Ball at Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 15, 1971.
Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward at home in Hollywood, 1965.
Photos by David Sutton
Actor and comedian Peter Sellers with his film actress fiancee Britt Ekland at the Dorchester Hotel the day before their marriage at Guildford Registry Office. February 18, 1964.