I never wanted to write about this because it’s all gossip and no music, but everybody seems to be worried about this and asking all sort of questions, so I figure it’s worth a little clarifying.
Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins has denied several child sex offences charges being made against him, including conspiracy to rape a one-year-old and possessing indecent images of children. I don’t know what happened, but it’s a very dubious claim, considering how a 13 year old child was involved. His lawyer seems adamant that this is all made up however:
“Mr Watkins furiously denies all of the charges and allegations made. He intends to fight to the bitter end to clear his name. He wishes to thank the fans, family and friends for the constant love and support they have given and continue to give throughout this testing time.”
So there you have it; he is charged with conspiracy to child rape, but he denies all claims, and the trial is ongoing. We’ll keep you posted as things continue to develop.