Jailed Lostprophets Singer to Receive Pay Out Upon Release

Former Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins

UPDATE:

According to the BBC, Watkins will NOT be receiving any kind of pay out from the Goonies Touring Company liquidation.

Turns out that they were not able to pay back the thousands of pounds that were owed to those creditors and the company was just dissolved.


When former Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins was sentenced to 34 years in prison for heinous crimes against children, those following the story from the beginning sighed with relief with the sentencing that he deserved.

Now, it appears that Watkins truly isn’t getting all the he deserve. According to NME, the jailed singer will be getting a pay-out of roughly £150,000 (almost $175,000) once he is released from prison thanks to the liquidation of a touring company he and his former bandmates were involved in.

The remaining members of Lostprophets (or current members of the recently formed No Devotion) instructed accountants to liquidate a firm called Goonies Touring Company Ltd. which reportedly handled all the band’s affair including concerts and merchandising.

Once Watkins was indited, money from the company started to dry up and that’s when the rest of the members realized it was time to give it up and attempt to pay back all the creditors that they owed money to.

It was reported that the company had almost £200,000 (a little over $235,000) in cash and more than £500,000 (about $589,000) in assets at the time of sale. The money made from the sale of the company would be split five-ways, resulting in each member of Lostprophets getting a cut of the money including Watkins.

A source told the Mirror that “[Watkins] is entitled to the money because it is cash earned by the band before this scandal broke. Many people will feel revulsion that he will have a nice little nest egg waiting for him when he’s freed but it is his cash and it will go to him.”

It’s not like that’s the only way Watkins has been earning money during his sentencing. The disgraced singer has also been earning royalties from Lostprophets’ music during his time in prison

Watkins was jailed backed in December 2013 for 29 years plus six years for a series of child sex offenses including the attempted rape of a baby. Last July, he attempted to appeal his prison sentence, but lost after judges ruled that the “shocking depravity” of his crimes justified the lengthy sentence.

Ian Watkins’ Former Girlfriend Charged Over Indecent Images

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In another sick and twisted turn that has come out of the Ian Watkins case, his ex-girlfriend, Joanne Mjadzelics, has also been charged with possession of child pornography by the Crown Prosecution Service of Wales. According to the BBC, Mjadzelics was found with incident images of children which she proceeded to distribute. She is scheduled to appear before Cardiff Magistrates’ Court on March 21.

Suzanne Thomas, Senior Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service Wales, stated‘”I have reviewed this evidence in accordance with the code for crown prosecutors and concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to charge Joanne Mjadzelics with four counts of possession of an indecent image, two counts of distributing an indecent image and one count of encouraging another to distribute an indecent image.”

Earlier this year, Watkins applied for permission to appeal against the length of his jail term for child sex offenses including attempted rape of a baby which resulted in a 29-year jail sentence and an additional six years on license. The singer, who original plead not guilty eventually plead guilty to the crimes he was accused of at the end of last year. Any hope that he might get a reduced sentence for his disgusting crimes might just be in his head.

How about that for some “mega lolz.”

Ian Watkins Tries to Apply for Appeal of Sentence

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If you though being a pedophile made you looks like a major scum bucket of the Earth, having the balls to apply for an appeal makes you the scum bucket of the universe.

Last month, former Lostprophets singer, Ian Watkins had been given a 29-year sentence plus six more years after pleading guilty to 13 counts of sex offense including the attempted rape of a baby.

According to the BBC, the Court of Appeal confirmed that the application to appeal his sentence was lodged in two days ago.

While the case was going on, Watkins admitted that he had conspired to rape a child, as well as three counts of sexual assault involving children, seven counts involving taking, making or possessing indecent images of children, and one of possessing an extreme pornographic image involving a sex act on an animal which even the judge was sickened by.

At first, Watkins had pleaded not guilty to all accusations, but when hard evidence arose from his storage cloud, it was inevitable. He did, though, plead not guilty to the rape.

The former singer was sent to jail as well as two women who turned out to be the mothers of the children that he had abused.

But it looks unlikely that Watkins will see the light of day anytime soon. When a judge tells you that you are better in jail because you are a “significant risk” to children, that is a sure-fire way to get stuck behind bars, for your full term.

Even if by some slim chance the appeal is looked at, Watkins is still being investigated by the South Wales Police on whether he had committed the same atrocious acts in Germany and the United States. The Independent Police Complaints Commission has also confirmed it is investigating three police forces over the case.

Former Lostprophets Frontman Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison

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UPDATE: Watkins is now being investigated by other police forces in the US and in Germany.

Detective Chief Inspector Peter Doyle, the Senior Investigation Officer on the case revealed this piece of information.

“In the last few weeks we have received further information that will now be looked at by the investigation team,” he said. “There are also investigations being conducted by other police forces around the world including Germany and the United States.

“We would encourage anyone who has been affected by this case or other cases of child abuse to contact South Wales Police on 029 20634184 or the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000.”
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Former Lostprophets frontman, Ian Watkins has officially been sentenced.

In case you haven’t been informed about what is going on with the singer, he plead guilty a couple of weeks ago to attempting to rape a one-year-old girl, and several other sex offenses that shocked his fanbase.

Watkins has been sentenced to 29 years in prison for crimes of child abuse as well as “an extended license of six years” making his grand total of time to serve, 35 years in jail.

While in court on November 26, he plead guilty to all counts against him, but during a conversation with a friend from prison, he revealed that he had no remorse for what he had done.

During one call, he claimed he wanted to release a statement after he was sentenced saying, “It was megalolz, I don’t know what everyone is getting so freaked out about.”

In another phone call, he said “there was no medical evidence” and “nobody was harmed”, adding: “I’m not a pedophile, I’m not. You know I pleaded guilty just to avoid a trial, not realizing ‘Hang on, that makes me look a bit guilty’ but I would never harm anybody.” Asked whether he still thought the case was “megalolz,” he replied, “No, it’s just lols now.”

After the phone calls were brought to light, his defense attorney, QC Sally O’Neill said that the singer wanted to apologies for his behavior. “He does wish, for what it’s worth, to say he is very, very sorry for what’s happened and still finds it hard to accept but realizes the reality of what has happened.”

His defense team argued that his sentence should be mitigated by the fact that he had pleaded guilty and thus avoided a trial. They also said that his use of alcohol and drugs meant he was not able to remember all of his actions, and that he had “no recollections” of the allegations of child abuse in the case.

Speaking in court, the judge on the case told Watkins, “You are a sexual predator. You are dangerous. The public, and in particular young females and children, need protection from you.” He added, “I am satisfied that you are a deeply corrupting influence. You are highly manipulative.”

Watkins’ sentencing was a long time coming. Originally, the former frontman had pleaded not guilty to all counts against him. Then last month, he entered a guilty plea on three counts of sexual assault involving children, six counts relating to child pornography, and one count of possessing “extreme” animal pornography, but pleaded not guilty to rape.

Lostprophets Release Statement About Ian Watkins’ Guilty Plea

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When news hit that Ian Watkins formerly of Lostprophets has pleaded guilty on all charges that had been filed against him, most of the world, fans included, wondered just what could make someone want to abuse and rape children and then plea not guilty about it.

When Watkins was first arrested, the remaining members of Lostprophets had released a statement letting fans know that they would no longer be a band following what had transpired with their singer. Now that Watkins has officially plead guilty to his charges, the band have finally written another statement on be half of the rest of the members.

In the statement that was posted online, the remaining members express how shocked they were about the charges as well as the fact that it wasn’t just a misunderstanding. They also explain that things were getting a little tense between them and their former frontman due to his “battles with drugs, egotistical behavior and frustration.”

The official statement released can be read below:

Earlier this week, we learned that the allegations of child sexual abuse against Ian were true, and that he would not be contesting them in court. Until then, we found them extremely difficult to believe and had hoped it was all a mistake. Sadly, the true extent of his appalling behaviour is now impossible to deny.

Many of you understandably want to know if we knew what Ian was doing. To be clear: We did not. We knew that Ian was a difficult character. Our personal relationships with him had deteriorated in recent years to a point that working together was a constant, miserable challenge. But despite his battles with drugs, his egotistic behaviour, and the resulting fractures and frustrations within our band, we never imagined him capable of behaviour of the type he has now admitted.

We are heartbroken, angry, and disgusted at what has been revealed. This is something that will haunt us for the rest of our lives. Being in a band has always been a labour of love and a platform to inspire people, not to take advantage of them. It’s still hard to believe this is happening and that someone we were once so close to has destroyed so many lives, lying every step of the way.

Our hearts go out to Ian’s family, the fans and friends he betrayed, and most importantly, the victims of his crimes and others like them. We hope for justice, but also that Ian will truly take responsibility for what he’s done. We would urge any other victims to contact the authorities.

Jamie, Lee, Luke, Mike and Stu

Lostprophets’ Ian Watkins Pleads Guilty

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Ian Watkins has officially plead guilty.

The former Lostprophets singer has pleaded guilty to 13 sexual offenses, including two of attempting to rape a baby and even went so far as to admit that he was in fact a pedophile. Watkins’ co-defendants, two unnamed women, have also plead guilty to numerous sex abuse charges against children.

The singer’s lawyer, Sally O’Neill QC, claimed that her client could not remember the attempted rapes, but  footage from the disgusting event had been found. Government security service GCHQ, managed to crack the password to Watkins’ cloud storage which housed the video from the attempted rapes.

Besides being one of the most disgusting acts, it comes as a big surprise that the videos had been recorded just a few hours after Watkins’ had appeared at a BBC Radio 1 show.

The musician also admitted to two counts of attempting to rape an 11-month-old baby, but denied two counts of raping the child. He also admitted to sexually assaulting a child under the age of 13 and aiding and abetting a female co-defendant to sexually assault a child under the age of 13.

Adding more fuel to his already disgusting crimes, he also admitted to conspiracy to rape a child under the age of 13 and a charge of conspiring to sexually assault a child under the age of 13, all done by himself.

But that’s not where his list of offenses ends. Watkins also plead guilty to several charges related to possessing indecent photographs of children which stemmed from August and December of  last year, and two counts of taking indecent photographs of children dating back to 2007 and 2008.

And we’re not even done with yet with the charges he plead guilty to. Watkins also admitted to possessing “extreme pornography” depicting a person engaged in a sex act with an animal.

When prosecution lawyer Christopher Clee, took the floor for his opening remarks, he said the following about Watkins, “Ian Watkins was the lead singer of a successful band, the Lostprophets. He also, by virtue of his plea, accepts he is a determined and committed pedophile.”

“He has engaged in serious sexual offences against two babies belonging to the female defendants in this case. Not only has he done so but he recorded and kept episodes of this abuse which were recovered by the police” Clee added to his statement.

Watkins will be officially sentence on December 18.

Lostprophets to Disband Following Singer’s Legal Woos

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After all the trouble that Lostprophets’ frontman, Ian Watkins got into earlier this year, it only seems like normal for the rest of the band members to call it a day.

Yesterday, it was confirmed by the Associated Press that the remaining five members of the Welsh group have decided that it was in their best interest to disband the group.

Back in December, Watkins was arrested and charged with more than 20 offenses including raping a baby, conspiring to sexually assault a child and making indecent images. To this day, Watkins denies any of the accusations even though he is scheduled to stand trial sometime this year.

In a statement released by the five other members, it says, “after nearly a year of coming to terms with our heartache, we finally feel ready to announce publicly what we have thought privately for some time. We can no longer continue making or performing music as Lostprophets.” The letter was signed by all member, except for Watkins.

The band formed back in 1997 and had several successful songs including “Wake Up (Make a Move)” and “Rooftops (a Liberation Transmission.” Their last album, Weapons, was released back in April 2012 and were on that year’s edition of the Vans Warped Tour.