Debbie Harry details being raped at knifepoint while with her then-boyfriend

Debbie Harry, now 74, is ready to speak candidly about the dark side of her early career days.

Among other revelations, Blondie singer shares in her new memoir, Face It, that she was once raped at knifepoint while her then-boyfriend, Chris Stein, was tied up by an armed robber.

"He f---ed me. And then he said, 'Go clean yourself,'" she recalls of the terrifying incident. The man proceeded to round up and exit with all of the couple's guitars and other valuables: "In the end, the stolen guitars hurt me more than the rape. I mean, we had no equipment."

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Portrait of American singer Debbie Harry, from the band Blondie, New York, New York, 1970s. (Photo by Anthony Barboza/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Photo of Debbie HARRY and BLONDIE; Debbie Harry on the beach at Coney Island (Photo by Roberta Bayley/Redferns)
Blondie 1976 (L-R) Gary Valentine, Chris Stein, Debbie Harry, Jimmy Destri, Clem Burke, in London, England (Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Photo of Chris STEIN and Debbie HARRY and BLONDIE; L-R. Debbie Harry, Chris Stein (Photo by Roberta Bayley/Redferns)
Deborah Harry (Blondie) backstage at the Whisky-a-Go-Go in West Hollywood, CA 1977; Various Locations; Mark Sullivan 70's Rock Archive; West Hollywood; CA. (Photo by Mark Sullivan/Contour by Getty Images)
Debbie Harry, Blondie, Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 19th November 1977. (Photo by Gie Knaeps/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 18: Debbie Harry performing with Blondie at Winterland in San Francisco on November 18 1978 (Photo by Clayton Call/Redferns)
UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 16: HAMMERSMITH ODEON Photo of BLONDIE and Debbie HARRY, Debbie Harry (Photo by David Redfern/Redferns)
Singer Debbie Harry of Blondie attending 'Costume Exhibit Fashions from the Hapsburg Era' on December 3, 1979 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
Musician Deborah Harry of Blondie and Comedian George Burns attend the 22nd Annual Grammy Awards on February 27, 1980 at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
Debbie Harry - 1980S, Debbie Harry - 1980S (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)
Departure of pop singer Debbie Harry to New York after a promotion tour of england. Heathrow Airport, 13th August 1981. (Photo by Dennis Stone/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
Debbie Harry of Blondie performs on stage, Toronto, Canada, 18th August 1982. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)
American singer Debbie Harry, formerly of Blondie, November 1983. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - CIRCA 1984: Singer Debbie Harry of the New Wave pop group "Blondie" attends an event at the New York Music Academy in circa 1984 in New York, New York. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Deborah Harry and Leland Sklar during Private Screening of "After Hours" at Museum of Modern Art in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
Deborah Harry during Deborah Harry Sighting at Club 4D in New York City - December 31, 1986 at Club 4D in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
Actor Richard Gere and musician Debbie Harry of Blondie attend the "Art Against AIDS" Cocktail Party and Auction to Benefit AIDS Research on June 4, 1987 at Sotheby's in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
Actor Matt Dillon, musician Debbie Harry of Blondie and actor Richard Gere attend the "Art Against AIDS" Cocktail Party and Auction to Benefit AIDS Research on June 4, 1987 at Sotheby's in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 21: Photo of Debbie HARRY; 21-11-1989 Paradiso Amsterdam, Debbie Harry (Photo by Paul Bergen/Redferns)
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Harry's memoir also recounts a chilling close encounter with a man she later realized was serial killer Ted Bundy. She's told the story in past interviews, detailing a day in the early 1970s when she was unable to snag a taxi on a busy street in New York. She accepted a ride from a stranger, she said.

“I got in and the windows were rolled up except an inch and a half at the top," she said. "I realized there was no door handle, no window crank, no nothing.  The inside of the car was totally stripped out. The hairs on the back of my neck just stood up."

As she reached out the window to open the door from the outside, "he tried to stop me by spinning the car, but it helped me fling myself out. After, I saw him on the news: Ted Bundy."

Although Bundy never confessed to homicides in the tri-state area, with most known victims killed closer to the West Coast, he is considered a top suspect in two unsolved murders in New Jersey.

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