Jimi Hendrix's former girlfriend Kathy Etchingham has lashed out at director John Ridley and the filmmakers behind 2014 biopic Jimi: All Is By My Side for the inaccuracies about her romance with the guitar great in the movie.
Etchingham has offered to produce medical records to prove violent scenes in the film never took place, calling the errors in the movie "shocking".
She tells DJ Rich Davenport that brutal scenes featuring Hayley Atwell, who portrays her, and Andre Benjamin as Hendrix in the film are pure fantasy.
Etchingham states, "The whole story is a fabrication. Even the things that did happen have not been produced accurately.
"John Ridley didn't consult me, so I don't know where he got it from. Apparently Jimi beat my head in with a telephone receiver and then beat me up in the street. They've got me taking an overdose of tablets and being in hospital. None of these things happened.
"I was completely shocked. If somebody beat you up like that, the police would be involved. If you took an overdose a psychiatrist would be involved. With the National Health Service your medical records stay with you for life. I'd be quite happy to produce them - there'd be nothing in there."
Etchingham admits she offered Ridley help as a consultant when she heard Outkast rapper Benjamin had been cast as Hendrix, adding, "I wrote a nice email saying, 'If you need any help don't hesitate to ask'. He didn't even have the common courtesy to say thanks but no thanks. He didn't respond. He went out of his way not to talk to me.
"He still maintains he spoke to Jimi's friends. I know them all - and none of them have heard of John Ridley."