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Jackie Fuchs
Jackie Fuchs is an entertainment attorney with a law degree from Harvard and a Bachelors Degree in Linguistics, summa cum laude, from UCLA. As Jackie Fox, she was the bass player for the 70’s all-female rock band The Runaways (with future superstars Joan Jett and Lita Ford) and can be heard on the albums The Runaways, Queens of Noise, The Runaways Live in Japan, and 20th Century Masters – The Millenium Collection: The Best of the Runaways, among others. She can be seen in the motion picture Edgeplay: A Film About the Runaways, on which she also served as Executive Producer. She has a popular website and blog at and was the first guest blogger for the Environmental Working Group’s Pets for the Environment website. She is the author of The Well, an unpublished work of young adult historical fiction, and is currently working on her second novel.

Entries by Jackie Fuchs

I Was Raped By My Former Band's Manager. One Year Ago Today I Spoke Up.

(48) Comments | Posted July 8, 2016 | 3:30 PM

Dear Stanford rape victim:

I've been thinking about you a lot this week. Today marks the one-year anniversary of Huffington Post Highline's publication of The Lost Girls, the story of my rape by the manager of my former band, The Runaways. Like you, I was unable to remember...

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Let's Stop Blaming Passive Bystanders -- And Start Holding the Actual Predators Accountable

(258) Comments | Posted July 13, 2015 | 12:15 PM

I have been so incredibly moved over the last few days by the outpouring of love and support that has followed the story of my rape on New Year's Eve 1975.

When I contacted the Huffington Post at the beginning of the year, I never imagined my story...

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Why We Give to Animal Charities

(2) Comments | Posted May 13, 2009 | 10:40 AM

In these tough economic times, many people are nervous about parting with any portion of their hard-earned paychecks to make charitable contributions. For animal-oriented charities, it's an especially difficult time. Why, people wonder, should they give money to animal causes when the world is full of human beings in dire...

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Divorced Dad with Daughter: TV's Newest Cliche

(12) Comments | Posted February 15, 2009 | 4:31 PM

Tim Roth is a fine actor, whom I normally only get to see in the occasional independent film. So I was pretty happy to hear that he has a new series, Lie to Me, on network television. In it Roth plays Dr. Cal Lightman, a deception expert who consults with...

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Ballot Measures Too Confusing? Throw a Proposition Party

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2008 | 5:09 PM

I just got my sample ballot for November's general election and boy am I confused. I live in Los Angeles, California, and in addition to races for President, Vice President, United States Representative, State Senator and Member of the State Assembly, we have five run-off races for Judges of the...

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Enough About Sarah Palin... What About ME?

(4) Comments | Posted September 12, 2008 | 11:50 AM

Enough about Sarah Palin. We've let John McCain divert us from the issues about which voters really care. This election isn't about whether Palin opposed the "bridge to nowhere," or whether she loves guns, thinks we should drill in Alaska, or opposes reproductive choice for women. It certainly isn't about...

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The Toxic Crime of the Century

(1) Comments | Posted September 4, 2008 | 2:32 PM

Think you've got it bad where you live? Be glad you don't live in Naples or its environs in the Campania region of southern Italy. If you do, my heart goes out to you.

This story first came to my attention care of Aquarello Italiano, a bi-monthly Italian language news...

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Why Opera Rocks

(7) Comments | Posted August 27, 2008 | 3:51 AM

People who know me as a hard-core rocker who positively despises musicals might be surprised to find that I am a huge fan of opera. But they shouldn't be. Consider what rock music has come to: Joe Perry jamming with Sanjaya on last year's American Idol finale and Jimmy page...

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Why Barack Obama Reminds Me of Joan Jett

(19) Comments | Posted August 26, 2008 | 8:34 PM

Yes, you read that right -- Barack Obama reminds me of Joan Jett. They are the only two people I've ever known who have affirmatively chosen to give themselves a larger-than-life persona and then grew to fill it. I saw this a little better with Joan, given that she was...

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