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Czech Courts Reject Randy Blythe’s Damages Claim


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In 2013, Randy Blythe was acquitted of manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic after he was accused of causing the wrongful death of a fan at a show. During the trial, Randy’s bail was set at $200k, which was later doubled, meaning that Randy was forced to pay two years’ salary to free himself — something many of us simply could not do in the same situation. Randy spent thirty-seven days in Pankrac Prison awaiting bail, a horrible ordeal you can read about in his memoir.

Sadly, it looks like Randy will never see that money again. According to Loudwire, Blythe’s damages claim for $640k was rejected by Czech courts early yesterday. Blythe will be able to appeal the decision.

From the get-go, it seemed as though Randy’s trial was an unfair overreaction, so this is no surprise. The original bail set by the Czech courts was insanely high, and doubling just felt like a chance to milk a rock star of his money. Blythe has been a real G about everything, though, focusing on the pain of the victim’s parents and his own personal experience within prison, so I’ll follow the lead and say no more than that.

Our hearts go out to Blythe and his family and friends. We’ll let you know if we hear anything about the appeal.

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