AC/DC DRUMMER PHIL RUDD ALLEGEDLY THREATENED TO KILL A MAN AND HIS DAUGHTER
New Zealand prosecutors have alleged that AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd threatened to kill a man and his daughter. The allegations were made public Friday, December 5th.
According to the BBC, New Zealand prosecutors claim that on the morning on September 26th, Rudd made two phone calls. During the first call he allegedly “spoke about what he wanted done” to an unnamed man who had been working for him for three years.
The second call was allegedly to the unnamed man himself, and it was during this call that prosecution claims Rudd “threatened to kill him and his daughter.”
- Rudd denies the allegations.
- He goes back to Tauranga district court over the kill threats on February 10th, 2015.
NEW DETAILS OF COFFEE SHOP SCUFFLE EMERGE
Meanwhile, new details regarding Rudd’s coffee shop confrontation have emerged. The owner of Columbus Coffee has revealed that not only did the drummer go up against a “huge guy” — who is reportedly a prosecution witness — but that Rudd also got into it with his current bodyguard.
The owner, Leo Rojas, told the New Zealand Herald, “I thought the big guy was trying to abuse an old man. Then I released it was the old man trying to fight the big guy.” He said he heard the “big guy” tell Phil, “Back up. I don’t want to break your face.” Rudd reportedly got knocked down, then yelled “that’s why you don’t work with the mafia.” The “big guy” then yelled, “Phil, get out of my way. That’s why I don’t work for you anymore.”
- The coffee shop owner said that when Phil’s bodyguard tried to hold him back so the other guy could leave, “Phil started punching and kicking his own bodyguard, which I don’t understand.”
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