Chrissie Hynde

Chrissie Hynde

Chrissie Hynde has warned women to beware of men because they are "weak" and "can't control themselves".

The 65-year-old star was previously slammed for suggesting women can be at fault if they are raped after revealing she was attacked aged 21, but insists she "doesn't give a f**k" about being vilified for sharing her own sexual assault experience.

She said: "I have to be honest, I don't give a f**k. First I didn't know, because I don't read my press, but when I kept being questioned about it I said, 'If you're going to walk around in your underwear, drunk, you're asking for it.'

"And they really jumped on me for that. Because the idea in this climate of pseudo-empowerment is that no means no. Well, I have news for you, girls. A stiff d**k means yes.

"What I'm saying is that women think men are in control all the time, but men are weaker than women. And don't mess with these guys because once it's unleashed they can't control themselves.

"That's too profound for most people. I'll get into real trouble if I start saying things like that.

"The point is: I shouldn't have been there and I was. Why? Because I didn't want to go home.

"I wanted experience. I was depressed and f***ed up, which is when bad things happen."

The Pretenders frontwoman - who has daughters Natalie, 33, from her relationship with Ray Davies and Yasmin, 31, from her marriage to Jim Kerr - spends most of her time on her own nowadays, but insists she enjoys being by herself.

She added to The Times newspaper: "I do everything alone now. I go to restaurants alone. I go to the cinema alone.

"I like it but at the same time I didn't know how to be there for my parents when they got older.

"Now that I'm a pensioner, I'm facing these things myself."