German hard rock act the Scorpions have confirmed their American drummer, James Kottak, is back in the U.S. after spending a month in a Dubai prison.
He was jailed for insulting Islam, as you may remember.
The band said in a statement posted on Facebook:
“[James] will have to find the time to sort out his problems.”
Whatever that means.
Kottak was imprisoned April 3, and was held until his conviction late last month. He was sentenced to a month in jail with time served applied.
It is alleged a drunken Kottak got lost while making a transfer in Dubai, on his way to Bahrain.
He allegedly “started swearing and talking about ‘non-educated Muslims’ before he flashed his middle finger at passengers,” according to witnesses.
Police said he also lowered his trousers and showed people his bare ass.
An officer said he heard Kottak saying “what is this disgusting smell” before the drummer insulted Islam. “I didn’t see anything else but I heard him,” the officer said. “I then informed my supervisor, who came and took the defendant away.”
Kottak admits he was drunk, but contends he did not insult Islam.
Sounds like maybe you did, dude.
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