Doherty Released From Jail
(antiMUSIC) Former Libertines frontman Pete
Doherty was released from jail on Tuesday after his record label posted
bail on his behalf. Doherty spent four nights in jail after he was arrested
last week on charges of robbery and blackmail.
Doherty was given an conditional release
which specifies a curfue, the release of his passport, but allows the troubled
rocker to seek drug treatment.
Excerpts from a previous related story
posted on 2-3-05: Former Libertines frontman Pete Doherty has been
arrested on assault charges in London. Doherty allegedly assaulted
a 30-year-old documentary filmmaker at the Rookery Hotel.
The Guardian reports that a Scotland Yard
spokesperson confirmed that police were called to the hotel Wednesday evening
to investigate a reported assault. The police made an arrest for assault
and suspicion of theft, but they have not released the identity of the
accused, believed to be Doherty.
The filmmaker, Max Carlish, told the Daily
Mirror that he and Doherty were in the Rookery Hotel, and that "everything
was going fine until he started demanding loads of cash. He wanted thousands,
and I knew he was going to go out and spend it on heroin. He was desperate
for a fix. I said 'No,' and he went berserk, punching me." Carlish reportedly
suffered two black eyes and a broken nose in the altercation. The
Guardian reports that Doherty reportedly accused Carlish of selling photos
of the troubled rocker smoking heroin to newspapers.
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