Chrissie Hynde prompts outrage by saying rape victims ‘have to take responsibility’

Singer Chrissie Hynde has been slammed by women’s charities for saying that rape victims ‘have to take responsibility’ for what happened to them.

Speaking about her own experiences, the Pretenders rocker, 63, said she blames herself after being forced to perform sexual acts under the threat of violence when she was 21.

However Victim Support has hit back, insisting victims should never be made to feel responsible – regardless of the circumstances which left them vulnerable.