Czech news site Novinky reports that Lamb Of God vocalist Randy Blythe has been arrested and charged with manslaughter. Prague police released the following statement:
“We have arrested the singer and charged him with the crime of bodily harm of 4th degree and resulting in the death of the fan.”.
Maria Ferrero, a spokesperson for Lamb Of Gold, commented that Blythe was “wrongfully accused,” and that “lawyers are dealing with it, and we expect him to be fully exonerated.”
The incident that Blythe has been charged for happened in 2010 at a show at Club Abaton in Prague. The fan in question died of injuries sustained following a stage dive. Authorities blame Blythe for the fan’s death.
Update. Adrenaline PR has issued the following statement:
“LAMB OF GOD management will be issuing an official statement on Monday regarding the charges made against singer Randy Blythe. As no formal charges have yet been made and the case is only in the investigation stages, it would be premature to make an official statement filled with false truths or innuendos.
“Having said that, management wished to address today one false piece of information that has been included in many of the news stories released so far. Under no circumstances was there a fight of any kind involved. This incident deals with a fan that three times during the concert jumped the barricade and rushed Randy during the performance. It is alleged that the third time, security was not able to reach him and that Randy pushed him back into the audience where supposedly he fell and hit his head.
“Again, until the investigation is concluded this weekend, nothing more will be released, but clarity and the facts needed to be addressed on this one reported point which is totally inaccurate.”
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