Artist News Legal

Randy Blythe fails to secure damages over Czech jail stint

By | Published on Friday 2 October 2015

Randy Blythe

Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe has failed in his bid to secure damages for the 37 days he spent in jail in the Czech Republic.

As previously reported, Blythe was arrested while in the country to perform a gig in 2012. He was accused of pushing a fan called Daniel Nosek off the stage at an earlier gig in Prague in 2010. Nosek sustained head injuries during a fall at the show, which he died from two weeks later.

The frontman was charged with causing Nosek’s death and spent 37 days in jail before securing bail. He later returned to the country to face the charges in court, where he was acquitted, on both first instance and appeal.

Blythe subsequently sued the country’s Justice Ministry for $640,800 in damages relating to the time he spent in jail. But, according to the Associated Press, earlier this week a court in Prague dismissed the case. It is not yet clear whether the rocker will try to appeal the ruling.