Julie E. "Tawny" Kitaen was writing a book before she died last week at age 59.
In one of her final interviews with the "Behind The Velvet Rope" podcast, which was released in a series of videos on YouTube Monday, the Whitesnake video vixen revealed she was putting pen to paper and documenting her life.
"I am in the middle of writing a book right now because if I don't write my life story somebody else is going to and they are going to do it off of sound clips that aren't true and not real about me, so it's really, really important that I get my book out," she said in one video clip.
Kitaen said that she would be happy "even if I only sell two copies," adding that she would do a follow-up interview after the book is published because there would be "a lot more secrets we can talk about."
During the interview, Kitaen also revealed that she dated disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein in the '80s for a few weeks. She explained that "nothing ever happened" between the two of them and described him as a "complete gentleman," which is why she was "completely blown away and disgusted" when she learned about the accusations against him.
"I didn’t experience that other side of him, I never even saw it so imagine my shock when I heard that this was his M.O. with girls and not having that experience with him," she said, according to the Daily Mail. "I was completely blown away … and disgusted, and there was a part of me that was like, 'No, not Harvey,' and then the girls kept piling up and up and the numbers kept growing and growing."
Kitaen admitted to having dodged a bullet "in so many ways," adding that it was an "absolutely horrible story" that made her feel sympathy not just for the victims, but for Weinstein's ex-wife Georgina Chapman, 45, who shares two daughters with him.
"I mean look what he did to her, look how he ruined, all those years, all those great years that she gave him," Kitaen said.
Kitaen died on Friday at her Newport Beach, California, home. Her children, Wynter and Raine, announced the news in a statement via their mother’s Instagram account.
"We are heartbroken and saddened to announce the death of our mom," they wrote. "We just want to say thank you for all of you, her fans and her friends, for always showing her such support and love. You gave her life everyday. We miss her and love her and know her legacy will live on forever."
An autopsy will be performed within the next few days to determine Kitaen's cause of death.
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