Danny Fields’ lawyer’s got his work cut out for him…
Fields claims Out magazine tarnished his image by intimating he used his music connections to bed young boys. Here’s the excerpt from the issue in question:
The ’70s was sure a lot of fun, but I was sure a lot of young. Boy, if you didn’t get laid, then it was your own fault. I don’t remember ever being inhibited by saying ‘I’m the manager of the band. If you want to meet them, come to my hotel room and sleep with me, and I’ll introduce you to them in the morning.’
Now, compare that blurb to the quote from Legs McNeil’s Please Kill Me: Uncensored Oral History of Punk (pictured). Which do you find more incriminating and tarnishing?
This isn’t the first time Fields has found himself embroiled in a war of words. The famed music manager once alleged that he and The Who’s Pete Townshend were “boyfriends”. Townshend denied the claim and even suggested that Fields may have drugged him. Of course, Townshend later faced kiddie porn charges, so we’re not sure who to believe.
Jeff Bercovici thinks so, too.