Bullet For My Valentine Tour Manager just a big tosser?


Taken from Britains 24dash.com:

A rock band tour manager launched a High Court libel action today over a claim he was caught masturbating when he should have been at work.

Mark Stickland, 36, says he was portrayed as a “sexual deviant” in a January 2006 edition of music magazine Kerrang!

He wants damages, including aggravated damages, from publishers Emap Metro, which says the allegation was true.

The article, “Filth Pigs”, warned readers to “prepare to be disgusted” by the “sickest interview ever” with metalcore band BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE.

It included a comment from drummer Moose about the Bridgend four-piece’s tour manager on its German dates in December 2005 — a position held at the time by Mr. Stickland although he was not named directly.

Asked if he had ever been caught “w******”, Moose was quoted as saying: “Never, I’m too good at it, but we caught our tour manager pleasuring himself in Germany two weeks ago.

“He was in a dressing room and we just walked in and I knew what he was doing instantly, you can’t mistake that sound for anything else.

“We called him Stinky for the rest of the tour.”

Mr. Stickland’s counsel, William McCormick, told Mr. Justice Tugendhat and a jury in London, the incident never happened and his client had been seriously defamed.

“It attributed to him conduct which he will say is wholly inconsistent with him properly discharging his professional responsibilities.

“What’s being said is that when he should have been at work, he engaged in activity which was lewd, sexual and, effectively, he could not control his sexual impulses.”

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