weird 80's rock scumbag story
Poison drummer arrested on rape warrant
PHILADELPHIA, Miss. - Poison drummer Rikki Rockett was arrested on a rape warrant and his case was turned over to the district attorney's office for possible grand jury consideration, officials said Friday.
Rockett, 46, was arrested Monday at or near Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles police said. He was booked and released, and was awaiting an extradition decision byprosecutors.
A woman in Mississippi filed a complaint that she was raped on Sept. 23, 2007, at the Silver Star Casino, Neshoba County sheriff's investigator Ralph Sciple said.
"The subject, Rikki Rockett, forcibly had sex with an adult in one of the hotel rooms," according to a complaint.
Sciple said the woman contacted authorities several days after the alleged attack. He did not discuss details of the case, but said his office believed the woman's complaint warranted review by the district attorney.
The casino-hotel complex in, about an hour northeast of Jackson, is owned by the .
Rockett, whose real name is Richard Ream, did not have a listed number in thearea and could not be reached Friday for comment.
Rockett was booked into theunder his stage name and released early Tuesday, according to on the county sheriff's Web site. Sciple said there was no immediate attempt to bring Rockett back to Mississippi and a decision on extradition would await action by the district attorney.
Rockett and singerfounded Poison, the glam-metal band with a string of hits in the 1980s, including "Talk Dirty to Me."
Obviously, i have no idea whether the accusations are true or not, but how weird is it that this guy accused of rape is actually named Dick Ream?!?!
And considering the sleazy - and terrible - band that he was in, why did he change his name?!