Former Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan has actually been sentenced to 200 hours of unsettled community service after pleading guilty to attacking his ex-fiancee.
The rocker appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday in relation to an event on 9 April this year and pleaded guilty after viewing “horrible” CCTV video of himself attacking his ex Vikki Ager.
According to London’s Night Requirement paper, as he sentenced Meighan to 200 hours unsettled work, District Judge Nick Watson informed the shamed star: “Ms Ager has actually not made a declaration to cops and does not appear to support this prosecution.
“Naturally, that option does not indicate I must treat this offense any less seriously. You knocked Ms Ager over on more than one event and put your hands to her throat.”
Detailing the assault recorded on video, he added: “You struck her in the face and pressed her into a hamster cage, which led to injury to her head. You threatened her with a wood pallet. It appears you believed much better of it, luckily, and tossed it down on the jacuzzi strongly. Throughout the majority of the video she might be seen combating you off.”
Discussing his sentencing, he went on to state: “There are a variety of things that make this offense more major. A kid was witness to this behaviour and she should have been scared over what was occurring. The cops have actually been called previously and there is proof of previous violent behaviour. Ms Ager states what occurred was a separated event.”
The judge likewise stated that Meighan had “pull down” his former bandmates, who axed him from the group by ” shared permission” on Monday, as well as fans. However, he nonetheless spared Meighan from jail, acknowledging he has ” acknowledged” he has a problem with alcohol.
In their declaration, revealing the 39- year-old vocalist’s departure, the group stated: “Kasabian have actually revealed today that Tom Meighan is stepping down from the band by shared permission. Tom has actually battled with individual problems that have actually impacted his behaviour for rather a long time and now desires to focus all his energies on getting his life back on track.”
Meighan later on provided his own declaration declaring he remained in a “great location”.