Dame Joan Collins, 88, goes out to dinner with Percy Gibson, 56, after revealing that her first husband drugged and raped her.
Dame Joan Collins has come up for the first time since detailing how her first husband drugged and raped her on their first date.
The 88-year-old actress was spotted arriving at the Ivy Chelsea Garden on Wednesday night with her fifth husband Percy Gibson, 56, shortly after revealing the shocking details in a new BBC2 documentary.
The former Dynasty star bundled up against the cold winter in the capital in a black fur-trimmed coat, paired with a white pashmina and a Chanel bag.
Date night: Dame Joan Collins, 88, arrived at the Ivy Chelsea Garden on Wednesday with her fifth husband Percy Gibson, 56, after detailing how her first husband drugged and raped her.
Dame Joan injected a pop of color into her all-black ensemble with a smudge of fuchsia lipstick when she arrived at the fancy restaurant with her husband and a friend.
The screen caption revealed how her first husband raped her on their first date while recalling details of her life, relationships and five marriages in a new BBC2 documentary, which aired on Saturday.
Dame Joan recounted how her ex-husband, movie star Maxwell Reed, whom she married out of ‘shame’ after he raped her on their first date, tried to cheat on her with ‘rich old men’ for £ 10,000 a night.
Joan was 17 years old and still a virgin when she was first introduced to Reed, who was 31 years old and a famous movie star at the time.
Honey, It’s Cold Outside: The former Dynasty star swathed against the cold winter weather in a fur-trimmed black coat, paired with a white pashmina and a Chanel handbag.
On her first date, she was offered a drink while at home and was drugged with what was then known as ‘Mickey Finn’ and could be Rohypnol and woke up on the man’s living room floor to find him having sex with her.
Through guilt over being attacked, she married Maxwell and was abused during their four-year marriage, culminating in the actor’s attempt to sell her to a sheikh for £ 10,000.
She said: ‘If I hadn’t been so innocent about sex and the way things should be, I wouldn’t have done it, but I had a strong sense of guilt, so I did.
“The honeymoon was a fiasco. We seemed happy on the outside, but deep down I was miserable. ”
Dinner Date: Dame Joan injected a splash of color into her all-black ensemble with a smudge of fuchsia lipstick when she arrived at the fancy restaurant with her husband and a friend.
Her second marriage came in 1963 when she married British pop star and serial cheater Anthony Newley, the father of her two children Tara and Alexander, now 58 and 56 years old.
The union lasted six years and later moved on, she married her third husband Ron Kass in 1972 and welcomed a daughter, Katy, with then-director of The Beatles record label, Apple.
She divorced Kass in 1983 and later met her fourth husband, Scandinavian singer Peter Holm, at a party. They married in 1985, but separated only two years later, in 1987.
Joan recalled how she met and married her fifth husband, Percy, 32 years her junior, in 2000, when he was directing a theater production in which she was participating.
She said: ‘It was dizzying, it was fantastic and Percy and I fell madly in love. I finally found my true soul mate. And my husband forever.