First, Falling in Reverse singer Ronnie Radke was arrested for domestic assault. Then he pushed it aside and showed his optimistic side on Twitter. After a police officer gave some details on the case, we discovered that the entertainer was charged with “Corporal Injury to Spouse” and “False Imprisonment.”
The original court date for this was August 14. After missing that date, it was pushed to the 27. Then, instead of appearing at his court date, he announced a tour. Another new date has since been set. The pre-trial will now begin on September 11, jury date still pending.
We have our doubts that Ronnie will miss this one, considering that any further delays will coincide with his Fall Tour (which is obviously more important to him).
No statement has been made by Epitaph records who also employs the victim of the alleged assault, Sally Watts and I find this strange. An assault charge is a serious thing, but when a case involves one of your biggest cash cows as well as one of your accountants, I have to question your stance. Certainly the well being of any company’s employees should be paramount to keeping a violent person out of prison. While they can’t control that outcome, they can certainly comment on it and bring a little light to the situation. Ignoring a victim is a crime in itself, if only a moral one (pshh… morals).
We have reached out to Epitaph records as well as Fly South Management and have received no reply from either party.