Thursday, December 03, 2009

oh Ronnie, what did you do?

Rocker Ronnie Wood arrested for possible assault

LONDON – Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones was released on bail Thursday after being arrested for possible assault in southern England, police and his spokesman said.

Police in Surrey said a 62-year-old man from the town of Esher was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of assault in connection with a domestic incident on Claygate High Street, south of London.

Police said he was bailed out on Thursday and he will face further inquiries in January. They did not release any details about the incident.

"I can confirm that there was an incident last night and that Ronnie Wood was arrested," said David Rigg,

Wood's spokesman. "He has since been released on police bail."

Wood's private life has been in turmoil for more than a year since he started a relationship with Russian Ekaterina Ivanova. That led to his divorce last month by Jo Wood, his wife of 24 years, on the grounds of adultery. He and Wood have two children together.

Wood has been a guitar stalwart of the Rolling Stones, one of the world's longest-running and most popular rock bands.

In recent years he has also found some success as an artist, selling his paintings in numerous galleries.

His romantic troubles have provided ample fodder for Britain's tabloids, who frequently print photographs of the craggy, aging rocker cavorting with his young Russian girlfriend.

Ah, anything to keep the Rolling Stones name in the press, eh? And to keep their image as "bad boys"...
Hopefully, this isn't anything too serious or sordid...

Well, it's sounding worse and worse:
Rolling Stone Ronnie's a nightmare says girlfriend's granny

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The grandmother of a Russian cocktail waitress who is dating Rolling Stone guitarist Ronnie Wood has told him to leave her granddaughter alone after he was arrested on suspicion of assault.

Liudmila Ivanova, 76, scolded Wood in a video posted on Russian news site, clutching two photos of her granddaughter Ekaterina.

"That Ronnie -- what a nightmare!," she said, threatening to "get even" with him if he hurt Ekaterina.

"She is climbing her way to hell," Liudmila said.

The 62-year-old rocker was arrested in Surrey in southern England on suspected assault in a "domestic" incident, British police said on Wednesday.

Wood divorced his wife of 24 years, Jo, last month on the grounds of his admitted adultery. His relationship with Ivanova, 21, has kept British tabloids enthralled.