JUDAS PRIEST Comment On DAVE HOLLAND's Sex-Assault Charges

JUDAS PRIEST have commented via their official web site on the sex-abuse charges leveled against former PRIEST drummer Dave Holland by a 17-year-old youth with special needs who visited his home for lessons. Writing to the band's official Noticeboard, JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-Ordinator Jayne Andrews said, "Needless to say we find this whole situation very distasteful and hope that Dave is totally innocent and will be exonerated very soon. We know no more about the case than what we read in the papers. JUDAS PRIEST parted company with Dave Holland over 15 years ago and we haven't had any contact with him for many years now. As far as the questions about whether he was gay or not — well, Dave was a very private man and kept his private feelings to himself. We will not comment any further than that."

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