Dying country legend Kenny Rogers has been hospitalized in Georgia — and now the woman who accused him of sex assault is demanding an apology from the superstar, RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal!
Lisa Applewhite Kimbell claimed Kenny ruined her life when he sexually attacked her during a supposed “movie audition” nearly 30 years ago.
“I’m sad he’s sick and I don’t want anybody to die, but it’s time to cleanse his soul for his actions,” Kimbell exclusively told Radar. “He needs to say, ‘I’m sorry’ for what he did to me — before it’s too late!”
Lisa, now 53, was a nursing student and part-time actress when she met the star in 1990 through a family friend.
The hitmaker started calling her and begging her to come to New York City to read for a role. Lisa went — and that’s when she said things went horribly wrong.
“We talked for a while, then he grabbed me, touched me inappropriately and tried to kiss me,” said Lisa. “The last thing he said as I left was he had power in Hollywood, and if I told anybody, I’d never become an actress.”
Lisa — who’s currently recovering from grueling facial reconstruction surgery after developing skin cancer — claimed Kenny even called her at home to try to indulge his sick sexual fantasies.
She kept quiet until 1992, when two other women claimed he made obscene phone calls to them — and Lisa joined them in filing a lawsuit against Kenny.
“I was shocked to find the Kenny Rogers so many people know and love is nothing but a dirty old man,” Lisa said at the time.
Kenny denied their allegations, and she eventually felt pressured to drop her lawsuit.
Though she’s now happily married, Lisa said the alleged ordeal “still gives me anxiety.”
Meanwhile, 80-year-old Kenny’s recent hospitalization has sparked fears he’s facing the end!
While reps insisted Kenny’s not seriously ill, he hasn’t been seen in public since April 2018, when bladder cancer forced him to cancel his tour.