I’m not surprised in the slightest. I kind of figured from the outset this manslaughter charge was horseshit, and now, it appears the plaintiff’s case is falling to shit. Bravo to Jason at The Gauntlet for tracking down the new video footage; check it here.
The footage shows all three times the fan made his way on to the stage; one scene, we’ve already…uhm…seen. It’s the footage of Randy holding onto the kid’s hair as a security guard throws him back into the audience with such force, you’d think he was trying to throw a fucking lounge chair over a ten-story building.
The first scene in the video shows the kid, named Daniel N., climbing on stage, only to be thrown backwards by a security dude. You can see the kid hits his head.
The guard bearhugs Daniel and slams him to the ground, but Randy never touched him.
In the second scene, we see the kid mount the stage again, and the band doesn’t touch him. Neither does security. He jumps into the crowd from the stage, and no one catches him. He falls straight to the floor.
If this kid sustained head injuries, it certainly had not a fucking thing to do with Randy, as this video shows.
Now cut the fucking crap, Prague: FREE RANDY BLYTHE already.