Czech news reports claim a concertgoer took the stand Wednesday — the same fan Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe admitted to pushing off the stage during the band’s 2010 gig in Prague that is somehow being blamed for a fan’s death weeks later.
The witness refuted many of the claims made Tuesday by the alleged victim’s friends, according to the report.
Randy’s facing a considerable jail term if convicted in the death of Daniel Nosek, who was stage diving and cracked his head open.
The witness further contradicted statements made by Nosek’s friends, saying Blythe did not appear to be overly aggressive and he was “not choking” Milan Poránek, as witnesses claimed.
Milan said in his own testimony, “It may have appeared this way, but that isn’t what was happening.”
Milan had climbed on stage at least twice during the concert, and said “I wanted to stagedive and Blythe pulled me to the ground and held me there as I was very drunk. He did it because of the way I acted, and he was justified.”
Later, a female fan who watched the concert from the back of the Abaton club said, “Heavy metal bands are always trying to look angry on stage. What happened did not look serious at all.”
A former Abaton club employee said in a sworn statement the staff at the venue learned an ambulance had been called but no one knew for whom or why. They were only told about the alleged incident after speaking to the police, the witness said.
The trial is expected to last until the end of the week. The illness of a potential witness could extend the proceedings into March.
Nosek’s parents are demanding compensation of 10 million Czech Koruna (or roughly $530,000).
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