Bauhaus front man Peter Murphy pleads guilty to meth charge to avoid jail time…
You may remember that back in March, former Bauhaus frontman and solo artist Peter Murphy was arrested on hit-and-run and drug charges in Glendale, California.
You may also remember anyone with a pair of fishnet stockings and a Facebook account making the same “the most disturbing part of this story is that he was driving a Subaru Forester” joke until the members of Love and Rockets high-fived each other till they lost feeling in their hands and the entire Internet laughed at this clever, clever quip.
After their client took the world’s most dignified mugshot, Murphy’s people took to his Facebook page where they posted a statement arguing his innocence, denying that he was in possession of meth and citing his low breathalyzer reading.
So, after all that time maintaining his innocence, it may come as a surprise to see Murphy accept a plea deal and cop to drug possession and DUI charges.
According to Glendale News Press:
Murphy, who is best known as the lead vocalist in the British Goth rock band Bauhaus, pleaded no contest in Los Angeles County Superior Court to misdemeanor hit-and-run driving for the March 16 crash, and guilty to a charge of possessing methamphetamine.
Police reportedly found methamphetamine inside the patrol car in which Murphy was detained.
Murphy had previously pleaded not guiltyto three charges. His plea change came after a deal with prosecutors, who agreed to drop a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of drugs.
Murphy deferred any comments to his attorney, Robert Wilson, who said his client was “very happy” and “thrilled” with the plea deal.
“It’s the correct resolution,” Wilson said.
Murphy’s guilty plea to the meth charge could be dropped and completely removed from his criminal record if he successfully completes 45 days of Narcotics Anonymous meetings. He also agreed to three random drug tests.
“It would be as if it never took place,” Judge Frederick Rotenberg said to Murphy.
So, that settles that.
Still, if you’re a diehard fan of Bauhaus or his solo records, the fact that a musical hero could act so erratically kind of cuts you up.