Here’s the Latest on Ex-Lostprophets Vocalist Ian Watkins
Sorry, my finger slipped. That should read “Ex-Lostprophets Vocalist/Current Piece of Worthless Shit Ian Watkins.”
ANYWAY, here are some updates on the story of this total bag of dicks who should burn in Hell, the first three of which all come courtesy of The PRP:
- HMV has announced that they are still around, thank you very much, and that they’ll no longer carry Lostprophets releases at any of their 140 UK locations, thus denying people over the age of fifty the opportunity to discover Lostprophets.
- Less-than-reliable UK tabloid The Daily Mirror now has a video interview with Joanne Mjadzelics (a.k.a. Joanna Majic), the former callgirl who also claims to be Watkins’ ex-girlfriend. The interview isn’t embeddable, but the short version is this: according to Mjadzelics, Watkins was into all kinds of crazy sex shit, and once snorted heroin and then showed her a video of a girl somewhere between the ages of five and six being raped. Again, this is coming from The Daily Mirror, so it should all be taken with a grain of salt… not that it would be shocking if it turned out that Mjadzelics were telling the truth. You can watch the interview here.
- Meanwhile, although the other former members of Lostprophets — guitarists Lee Gaze and Mike Lewis, bassist Stuart Richardson, drummer Luke Johnson, and keyboardist Jamie Oliver — decided to disband earlier this year as a result of the Watkins scandal, they have, to the best of my knowledge, stayed mum on the subject… until now. Watkins’ former bandmates released the below statement over the weekend:
“Earlier this week, we learned that the allegations of child sexual abuse against Ianwere true, and that he would not be contesting them in court. Until then, we found them extremely difficult to believe and had hoped it was all a mistake. Sadly, the true extent of his appalling behaviour is now impossible to deny.
“Many of you understandably want to know if we knew what Ian was doing. To be clear: We did not. We knew that Ian was a difficult character. Our personal relationships with him had deteriorated in recent years to a point that working together was a constant, miserable challenge. But despite his battles with drugs, his egotistic behaviour, and the resulting fractures and frustrations within our band, we never imagined him capable of behaviour of the type he has now admitted.
“We are heartbroken, angry, and disgusted at what has been revealed. This is something that will haunt us for the rest of our lives. Being in a band has always been a labour of love and a platform to inspire people, not to take advantage of them. It’s still hard to believe this is happening and that someone we were once so close to has destroyed so many lives, lying every step of the way.
“Our hearts go out to Ian‘s family, the fans and friends he betrayed, and most importantly, the victims of his crimes and others like them. We hope for justice, but also that Ian will truly take responsibility for what he’s done. We would urge any other victims to contact the authorities.
“Jamie, Lee, Luke, Mike and Stu“
- Finally, reader Tom L. sent us a link to this Daily Mail article, which reminds readers that in 2008, Watkins “went to see children at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff as part of his role as ‘ambassador for young people’ for the Kidney Wales Foundation.” The article contains various photos of Watkins hanging out with these sick youngsters, which would be unsettling enough, except that, oh yeah, by the time this event occurred, “Watkins had already undertaken a string of sex offences which would lead to him attempting to rape an 11-month-old baby boy.” Two of the photos from the piece are below; you can see the others here.
Watkins and his two female accomplices are scheduled to be sentenced on December 18.