David Bowie Agrees To Take AIDS Test; Hearing Delayed
DALLAS (AP) _ Rock star David Bowie, accused of sexually assaulting a Dallas-area woman, has agreed to take an AIDS test if it doesn’t interrupt his world tour, his attorney says.
The test to determine whether Bowie carries the virus that causes AIDS was requested last month by a 30-year-old University Park woman who said Bowie sexually assaulted her Oct. 9 in a Dallas hotel room and then told her he had just exposed her to the fatal disease.
State District Judge David Brooks had set a hearing for today to decide whether Bowie should be ordered to take the test. But the judge agreed to delay the hearing until Dec. 18 after a conference Wednesday with attorneys for the woman and Bowie.
The woman originally asked that Bowie be tested in Dallas. Bowie’s attorney, James Linn, said his client does not object to taking the test in Australia, his latest stop on the tour, or elsewhere along the tour.
The woman’s attorney, Robert Rose, said she will agree to a test elsewhere ″as long as we know it’s (Bowie) being tested, just to ensure the integrity and truthfulness of the test.″
Rose said the woman has tested negative for exposure to the AIDS virus, but it could take months to make such a detection.
Bowie has said he was with the woman from early morning to mid-afternoon Oct. 9 at the hotel. Linn would not disclose details of their time together but said Bowie insists he did not rape the woman.
The woman has filed a criminal complaint against Bowie and testified Wednesday before a Dallas County grand jury. The grand jury is expected to decide Nov. 18 whether to indict Bowie.