Published Sep 30, 2015In 2012 and 2013, Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe went through a horrifying ordeal in which he was charged with the death of a concertgoer in the Czech Republic. He was eventually found not guilty, but although that decision may have gone in the singer's favour, he hasn't been so successful in his attempt to claim damages.
The metal singer had been seeking 15.555 million koruna ($850,883.97 CAD) from the country's Justice Ministry as compensation for the ordeal, which resulted in him spending five weeks in a Czech prison.
Blythe's Czech lawyer, Michal Sykora, said that the Prague court had dismissed the claim today (September 30). There's no word as to exactly why the request was rejected, but the Associated Press reports that Blythe can appeal this decision.
All this stems back to a Lamb of God concert in Prague in 2010, during which Blythe allegedly pushed a 19-year-old fan who had climbed on stage. The man hit his head and later died due to his injuries. The vocalist has since released recounted the legal battle in a memoir.