British model and singer Samantha Fox has alleged the late David Cassidy sexually assaulted her when she was 19 years old.
Fox, 51, claims Cassidy, who passed away aged 67 from liver failure last month (Nov17), made the unwanted advance in the toilet of a London restaurant after she was asked to appear in the video for his 1985 track Romance.
In her new memoir, Fox alleges The Partridge Family star followed her to the toilet, grabbed her breast and put his hand up her skirt during a dinner at which her father was present.
Speaking about the book to The Daily Star Sunday, she said, “It shocked me. I was a huge fan and loved The Partridge Family. I had a big poster of David Cassidy on my wall and I used to kiss him every night before going to bed. When he grabbed me and pushed his tongue down my throat, I just kneed him in the b**locks and would still do that today.”
Elaborating on the incident in her book, Sam adds, “In the middle of dinner, I got up to go to the toilet, and as I was standing alone in the women’s toilets, washing my hands, the door flew open and David Cassidy came storming in. Before I really had time to process what was happening, he had pushed me up against the wall and his hands were all over me.”
The former topless model, who first appeared in British newspapers aged just 16, was asked to pose topless alongside the singer for a promotional photoshoot and claims he was constantly sexually aroused.
“Whenever he pressed himself against me, I could clearly feel his d**k,” she writes in her book. “David seemed to be deliberately drawing out the photoshoot, which took an eternity, and he had an erection the entire time – something he did absolutely nothing to hide.”
Cassidy’s death sparked an outpouring of grief from his fans and musical contemporaries, including Marie Osmond and Brian Wilson.
On Twitter, Fox denied any suggestion she was looking to cash in on the star’s death, writing, “Just to let you all know, my book was completed a year ago. I am not jumping on the band wagon (sic)! R.i.P. David Cassidy Love Samantha.”