Former wife of David Bowie, Angie Bowie, has outed the multi-talented rock and roll legend for his violent treatment towards her during their short-lived marriage in 1970.
Angie Bowie, who was married to David for 10 years, claims that David strangled her during an argument between her and his personal assistant, Corrine Schwab.
The 69-year-old singer had a supposed cocaine addiction in the 70’s and was high at the time of the assault. Angie claims David pounced on her after she snapped at Schwab, but it was in fact Schwab who saved her by pulling David away, despite having an affair with him at the time.
Angie describes her marriage to David as loveless, having agreed to an open-marriage and bearing witness to David’s many affairs. The 66-year-old former model and actress believes David often used sex to boost his fame and success and made it known to Angie before their marriage that he did not love her.
The couple first met in London in 1969 after they both had an affair with the same man and were married a year later.
David was known for having a notorious string of affairs with both men and women, causing many authors to label him as a sex-addict.
His sexual orientation has caused much confusion, admitting in a 1972 a magazine interview that he was gay. Four years on, he admitted to Playboy he was bi-sexual and in 1983 told Rolling Stone he was a ‘closet heterosexual’.
Despite this, David and Angie had a son together in 1971, Zowie Bowie, who is now 45-years-old and goes by the name of Duncan. Angie and Duncan have not spoken since Duncan was nine years old and Bowie claimed full custody during the divorce.
Angie Bowie recently starred on Celebrity Big Brother and quietly chose to leave the house after discovering David lost his battle with cancer on January 10, 2016.