Lostprophets Singer Suicide Watch
2013-08-15 by andcas | 124 Comments

Ian Watkins has been placed on suicide watch five times an hour as the Lostprophets singer prepares to stand trial on accused charges of raping a baby. A clinical psychologist has suggested he receive anti-psychotic medication and be moved from his current prison cell into a psychiatric hospital.

This course of requested action recently came from his defense attorney during an appearance in a Wales courtroom where the official hearing date has been set for October 14th. The two women who have been implicated in the case also appeared before a judge. The 24-year-old is denying her charges while the 20-year-old admitted to sexually touching and distributing images of one child.

All three are being held in custody without bail until the official trial gets underway.

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tommygun
August 15th 2013

23613 Comments


what

the

fuck

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demigod!
August 15th 2013

43891 Comments


can't blame the dude, i mean he did get accused of babyrape

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Rowan5215
August 15th 2013

24415 Comments


This is getting more fucked by the minute. Whether or not he's guilty I feel sorry for the fans that he's fucked over by this.

ShadowRemains
August 15th 2013

20252 Comments


what the fucking hell

Motiv3
August 15th 2013

8920 Comments


what the fuck. This is the first I've heard about this.

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MoosechriS
August 15th 2013

4803 Comments


When you thought this couldn't get any more fucked up, it does.

thumbcrusher
August 15th 2013

3582 Comments


well i dunno he probably realises his life is pretty much ruined whether he deserves it to be or not.

Rowan5215
August 15th 2013

24415 Comments


Yeah even if he's innocent there's no way all the conceptions people have about him and the reputation he's gained are ever gonna go away.

Rowan5215
August 15th 2013

24415 Comments


Yeah I heard that. Never sure whether to believe stuff you hear on the internet but really there hasn't been any good news for him since he got accused last year so I'd say he's pretty much fucked.

Rowan5215
August 15th 2013

24415 Comments


Was there actually a police report confirming that he had porn on his computer? If so, holy shit.

Rowan5215
August 15th 2013

24415 Comments


I read them when they first got posted but I don't remember the finer details so I dunno what's just rumour and what's been confirmed. Either way, looks like he's fucked which is a shame cos I actually had some respect for him before all this shit happened.

Gyromania
August 15th 2013

15200 Comments


i know some people who have completely stopped listening to the band out of 'principal' and i think that's hilarious

Rowan5215
August 15th 2013

24415 Comments


I still think thefakesoundofprogress and Start Something are great albums, but yeah it's just hard to listen to them after all this bullshit.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
August 15th 2013

21582 Comments


He's fucked

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Spec
August 15th 2013

27062 Comments


Well he shouldn't have raped a baby then.

MoosechriS
August 15th 2013

4803 Comments


The question is, are these the actions of an innocent man feeling his entire world has collapsed, or a guilty man trying to escape his impending punishment.

sixdegrees
August 15th 2013

16838 Comments


this is fucked

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MuhNamesTyler
August 15th 2013

3700 Comments


wow fuck this guy

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
August 15th 2013

12047 Comments


last train home was a gr8 song agreed

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gryndstone
August 15th 2013

267 Comments



Well he shouldn't have raped a baby then. [2]


Morf
August 15th 2013

17 Comments


Most fucked thing I've read all week.

Durrzo
August 15th 2013

1080 Comments


Baby rape. That's just so fucking disgusting.

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MuhNamesTyler
August 15th 2013

3700 Comments


Even if this dude is innocent you probably gotta be up to or doin some weird shit to get charged with 24 sex offenses

ProjectFreak
August 15th 2013

1293 Comments


"Well he shouldn't have raped a baby then."

definitely the best comment here

but seriously, this is nuts.

henryChinaski
August 15th 2013

2685 Comments


Only a new story about Ronny Radke can top this.

KILL
August 15th 2013

70621 Comments


let him off himself whats the prob

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BonRurgundy
August 15th 2013

348 Comments


Hope the fucker offs himself. Creepy bastard.

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
August 15th 2013

12047 Comments


shut up

DatsNotDaMetulz
August 15th 2013

1717 Comments


Yeah I don't listen to them anyway cos I always thought Lostprophets were bobbins and this doesn't exactly help.

"The question is, are these the actions of an innocent man feeling his entire world has collapsed, or a guilty man trying to escape his impending punishment."


That's a fair point (although all signs point to him being guilty). If I was falsely accused of something like this then I would probably be at that point as my life would be completely ruined because of the accusations.

evilford
August 15th 2013

21241 Comments


jesus christ, hadn't heard anything about this. bout as fucked up as you can get if that's true.

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JAV
August 15th 2013

1921 Comments


I wanna make some jokes, but I shall refrain.
Who would give him a baby to rape is my question.
I'm Ian Watkins and I wanna rape your baby.

JayVex
August 15th 2013

383 Comments


>mfw Suicide Watch isn't the name of Lostprophets' new album.

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Earendil
August 15th 2013

9 Comments


Why are people doubting that he's guilty? This story has been covered by dozens of reputable sites, and the mother of the baby has admitted to being involved.

SharkEthic
August 15th 2013

577 Comments


so he apparently had two girls along for the baby raping ride, and one of them has admitted to partaking and taking/distributing pictures of the incident

that's just peachy, i hope they all die

ProjectFreak
August 15th 2013

1293 Comments


">mfw Suicide Watch isn't the name of Lostprophets' new album."

welcome to the internet

Dunwich
August 15th 2013

469 Comments


Guilty or not, one thing is for sure. The guy is dead. Sooner or later it will happen.

evilford
August 15th 2013

21241 Comments


"Why are people doubting that he's guilty?"

if you read the posts in here, there are quite a few people who hadn't heard anything of this before this news story. apparently people are questioning things they read on the internet. that's not a bad thing.

ButteryBiscuitBass
August 15th 2013

9765 Comments


Fair comment, Ford.

However, this has been going on in the UK for ages and it's pretty obvious that the guy is a nonce.

SharkEthic
August 15th 2013

577 Comments


"Guilty or not, one thing is for sure. The guy is dead. Sooner or later it will happen."

comes with the territory, being human and all

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
August 15th 2013

12047 Comments


it is not obvious bcuz what in the fuck is a nonce

DatsNotDaMetulz
August 15th 2013

1717 Comments


Nonce is probably more of a British word. Like we consider "wanker" a curse word. Nonce essentially means kiddy fiddler though.

Adabelle
August 15th 2013

4232 Comments


Hahaha ily foxxxy

evilford
August 15th 2013

21241 Comments


"However, this has been going on in the UK for ages and it's pretty obvious that the guy is a nonce."

oh yeah, I mean I'm not saying he's not guilty at all. (but yeah idk what I nonce is either....)

anyways, my point is just that the fact that people who haven't heard of this story yet (there are some of us who don't follow news as closely as others) don't immediately condemn him as guilty just because of this article is actually a promising sign for human intelligence.

BallsToTheWall
August 15th 2013

44164 Comments


Last Train Home takes on a whole nother meaning now.

ButteryBiscuitBass
August 15th 2013

9765 Comments


Nonce - Child Molester.


"However, this has been going on in the UK for ages and it's pretty obvious that the guy is a nonce."

oh yeah, I mean I'm not saying he's not guilty at all. (but yeah idk what I nonce is either....)

'anyways, my point is just that the fact that people who haven't heard of this story yet (there are some of us who don't follow news as closely as others) don't immediately condemn him as guilty just because of this article is actually a promising sign for human intelligence.'

Fair point.

BallsToTheWall
August 15th 2013

44164 Comments


Guilty until proven inncoent. Why you fucks would be giving the benefit of a doubt to an accused baby rapist is beyond me.

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
August 15th 2013

12047 Comments


im with u

ButteryBiscuitBass
August 15th 2013

9765 Comments


Fucking lol Andcas

Ignimbrite
August 15th 2013

5296 Comments


Assuming he's guilty - which he probably is - I really hope he doesn't off himself so that his future prison buddies can have the pleasure of doing it for him.

SaveYourBreath
August 15th 2013

172 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZzgN7efCoE

Still don't see how people couldn't see it.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
August 15th 2013

10011 Comments


I will still enjoy this band's earlier music-- hard to imagine myself thinking "oh, wow, yeah, this guy did sexual shit to babies! *turns off*"

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SharkEthic
August 15th 2013

577 Comments


support andcas for office!

MoosechriS
August 15th 2013

4803 Comments


I'm sure he was set up. just like tim lambesis. those 24 separate
offenses they say they found on him is no more believable than an
undercover cop being handed an envelope with lambesis's wife's
entire information with cash included. we gotta stop this injustice
of law enforcement taking down bands because they're famous!

made me laugh hard, so much so that a bit of piss came out :D

DegausserGuernica24
August 15th 2013

1134 Comments


This is too fucked up.

Dunwich
August 15th 2013

469 Comments


I guess there's not enough of sheep in Wales.

MoosechriS
August 15th 2013

4803 Comments


well they said they found extreme animal porn on his computer, so maybe that's his thing too

SitarHero
August 15th 2013

4605 Comments


Yo, andcas, if you're gonna do a news report cite the original. Ever heard of plagiarism?

TheSpirit
August 15th 2013

17188 Comments


i dont know if i want to live in a world where raping babies is NOT okay. keep it kvlt ian

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Ignimbrite
August 15th 2013

5296 Comments


hahaha

chemicalmarriage
August 15th 2013

1905 Comments


Got a big day planned. Goin to play a gig, sign some autographs, rape some babies. Just don't know if there will be enough time.

bach
August 15th 2013

11966 Comments


I know i left but I thought this was more than appropriate considering the subject matter at hand.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5q2s5rbc11r28ydgo1_1280.jpg

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MoosechriS
August 15th 2013

4803 Comments


hahahaha

StrizzMatik
August 15th 2013

3176 Comments


Nothing's holding him here, he should quit being a pussy and just do it, his music/band sucks and he's a shitty human being. Down the road buddy, not across!

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YoYoMancuso
August 15th 2013

10889 Comments


anti-psychotic medication bit too late for that dontcha think

UrsaMajor
August 15th 2013

41 Comments


holy fucking shit, this is fucked up

DrGonzo1937
August 15th 2013

5231 Comments


It's safe to say I haven't heard a 'prophets song on the radio or music channels since he was caught.

JokineAugustus
August 15th 2013

5718 Comments


This makes Tim Lambesis look like a saint.

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Surtur
August 15th 2013

513 Comments


I hope he does it.

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Scoot
August 15th 2013

17681 Comments


wat

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SitarHero
August 15th 2013

4605 Comments


Whether he's guilty or not, Watkins' life is fucked.

derkaderka
August 15th 2013

52 Comments


I wonder what the fuck goes wrong inside of somebody's head to make them think "Hey that baby is super cute, I think I'd like to rape it."

evilford
August 15th 2013

21241 Comments


"I'm sure he was set up. just like tim lambesis. those 24 separate
offenses they say they found on him is no more believable than an
undercover cop being handed an envelope with lambesis's wife's
entire information with cash included. we gotta stop this injustice
of law enforcement taking down bands because they're famous!"

Interesting, who said this?

evilford
August 15th 2013

21241 Comments


Just saying people questioning what they're reading is a good thing. AS I SAID BEFORE THO by no means does that mean I
think he's innocent. It's amusing to see critical thinking getting that kind of a reaction.

eleventhsun
August 15th 2013

1475 Comments


Im going to specify that I don't have an opinion on this particular case, but I have noticed that the more "uncomfortable" the crime in question--the quicker people are to immediately assume guilt of the first suspect presented to them.

evilford
August 15th 2013

21241 Comments


"Guilty until proven inncoent. Why you fucks would be giving the benefit of a doubt to an accused baby rapist is beyond me."

By this logic you could pretty much destroy someone's entire reputation and life with a single complete lie, because no one questions it

evilford
August 15th 2013

21241 Comments


andcas is a baby rapist. Hanging is at 3. Good day

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
August 15th 2013

12047 Comments


good riddance

eleventhsun
August 15th 2013

1475 Comments


Yup evilford. Mob mentality, people of this generation have completely handed over their rights based on fear. It's funny
how you can tell who watches too much TV/Mainstream news, based on a single comment.

ZippaThaRippa
August 15th 2013

2415 Comments


"Guilty or not, one thing is for sure. The guy is dead. Sooner or later it will happen."

I mean... yeah. We're all dead sooner or later.

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
August 15th 2013

12047 Comments


not me

MuhNamesTyler
August 15th 2013

3700 Comments


It's kinda fucked up that no one is naming the two chicks involved, their names are being held for "legal reasons". Not
defending the guy by any means but it's like it's ok to ruin this guy's life but not theirs

benkim
August 15th 2013

2086 Comments


I loved the band back in the day so this saddens me quite a bit. Just hope that justice is served, no matter what that means.

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Fieryfenderz
August 15th 2013

1425 Comments


"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZzgN7efCoE

Still don't see how people couldn't see it."

Oh my god. I remember that video. Those kids totally got raped.


DrGonzo1937
August 15th 2013

5231 Comments



I loved the band back in the day so this saddens me quite a bit. Just hope that justice is served, no matter what that means.

He'll get his dish cold. Stone cold.

Hawks
August 15th 2013

34602 Comments


Whoa what the fuck is this?

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 15th 2013

49801 Comments


People should have the right to kill themselves honestly


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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 15th 2013

49801 Comments


People should have the right to kill themselves honestly

well....after a trial anyway


ZippaThaRippa
August 15th 2013

2415 Comments


Unless you're schizophrenic in which it could be considered murder

DrGonzo1937
August 15th 2013

5231 Comments


Any baby raper should rot in a hole. Death is too easy.

ZippaThaRippa
August 15th 2013

2415 Comments


Yes, and IF he did it, he deserves punishment

DrGonzo1937
August 15th 2013

5231 Comments


Well, if he didn't and gets off scott free, he'll definitely have some dark writing material for a new album. lol

ZippaThaRippa
August 15th 2013

2415 Comments


If he doesn't just kill himself

ZippaThaRippa
August 15th 2013

2415 Comments


Regardless of whether he gets off or not, his career is over.

Shuyin
August 15th 2013

11180 Comments


this is some sick shit

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DrGonzo1937
August 15th 2013

5231 Comments


True, but people love that rising from the ashes shit, so I wouldn't rule them out completely.

Ecksavie
August 15th 2013

282 Comments


Well, this is some pretty messed up shit.

evilford
August 15th 2013

21241 Comments


"I hope you put up as much of a "I'm not saying, but I'm saying" defense for him"

Don't know anything about that and I don't really care. I'm not saying anything about the case itself, I don't know how many
damn times I have to say it for you to realize it. Don't know anything about it really, don't care honestly, justice will most likely
be served as best as possible and everyone involved or not even involved will move on with their lives. And if justice isn't
served then there's not much we can do about it anyways.

Just pointing out how idiotic this thread's response to critical thinking has been. A point you continue to illustrate.


someguest
August 15th 2013

20319 Comments


I was like baby, baby, baby...

OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH


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KILL
August 15th 2013

70621 Comments


tighter than kims vag

ddrfreak62
August 15th 2013

106 Comments


Wow...all the people making jokes about this, you are disgusting.

Disruptor
August 15th 2013

20 Comments


whether he's guilty or not, his entire life is pretty much gone down the shitter at this point...

KevinKC
August 15th 2013

183 Comments


I'm on you side evilford, Ian is definitely innocent. I'm joking, I'm joking, I was simply relieved to see your answer to:
"Guilty until proven innocent. Why you fucks would be giving the benefit of a doubt to an accused baby rapist is beyond me."
Which was:
By this logic you could pretty much destroy someone's entire reputation and life with a single complete lie, because no one questions it.

I think that judging and condemning (and making untasteful jokes) is also a way of coping with the truth of something horrible and therefore, when hearing a shocking story like that we automatically need to find someone to put the blame on and punish, even if only in our minds, so that it becomes more bearable. In that situation, someone who takes a stand similar to "not so fast" deprives you of a psychological relief and thus exposes you to the crude reality. He/she is thus easily associated with the criminal as psychologically he/she plays a similar role, hence the "Why you fucks." There is no room for a dissident opinion because it is unbearable. And... and... and...

paulxc
August 15th 2013

21 Comments


what

Nomos
August 15th 2013

808 Comments


Shitty band, shitty singer, shitty human being.

evilford
August 15th 2013

21241 Comments


Whatever I'm tired and pissy don't mind me

evilford
August 15th 2013

21241 Comments


Srsly tho if he did any of it, obviously that's really fucked up.

Guess I don't necessarily declare that I know who is guilty upon my first hearing of the case

In the case of the gaza singer, that seems like a situation where the allegations were possibly false, and obviously it wreaks
havoc on the accused's reputation, career and life. Cuz yeah when it's such a fucked up event that people can't even fathom
what happened, they don't want to look bad by being the first person to say "hey maybe we don't know everything about this"

schoonda
August 15th 2013

101 Comments


either way the trial goes, I'm curious to see what the band does afterwards.

drasticaction74
August 15th 2013

1721 Comments


is thatcho bayyybee

MuhNamesTyler
August 15th 2013

3700 Comments


I seriously think it's fucked up that they don't name the two chicks

ShadowRemains
August 15th 2013

20252 Comments


oh god someguest

TheSupernatural
August 16th 2013

1050 Comments


I kinda liked the dude's voice.

qwe3
August 16th 2013

21353 Comments


"I highly doubt he needs medication

probably requesting to move so inmates don't murder him

people with these charges aren't very safe in prison

bet it explains why he's on suicide watch"

i kinda feel the same although he did get accused of babyrape so i think guilty or not suicide watch is pretty understandable.

DatBeefPudding
August 16th 2013

1242 Comments


huh... did not expect this.

FenixZero
August 16th 2013

382 Comments


It's not across the street. It's not down the road. It's through the jugular. Like a man.

stingraybassman
August 16th 2013

8 Comments


"I seriously think it's fucked up that they don't name the two chicks"

From what I understand this is to protect the identity of the victims.

apert
August 16th 2013

2977 Comments


raping babies is not cool

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JackV
August 16th 2013

9 Comments


"Raping babies is not cool" LOL. To right. It most certainly is not cool.



Gwyn.
August 16th 2013

14907 Comments


H
o
l
y

s
h
i
t

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MuhNamesTyler
August 16th 2013

3700 Comments


"From what I understand this is to protect the identity of the victims."

Yeah I can get on board with that. I just feel like they should be held to the same scrutiny as this guy. After all wasn't it one of their children? That's just as bad or possibly worse if she basically offered up her own baby to this fuckin sick bastard.


Spec
August 16th 2013

27062 Comments


Don't let him off himself. He can suffer with the thought of the disgusting thing he did, in a prison cell, for the rest of his life.

AndyJ
August 16th 2013

3 Comments


"Regardless of whether he gets off or not, his career is over."

He clearly already gets off to babies.

Arucard
August 16th 2013

575 Comments


andcas lol. that is all. feels wierd knowing i was just a kid listening to this secret peadophile music

joshieboy12345
August 16th 2013

5370 Comments


What the fuck is wrong with that dude.

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Voltimand
August 17th 2013

30 Comments


"either way the trial goes, I'm curious to see what the band does afterwards."

They'll probably take a good amount of time off, AFTER Ian's fate has been determined. Then they'll either continue jamming together, find a new singer, and rename the band; break into smaller projects/other bands; or leave music all together since they have families. I could see Jamie (their keyboardist) joining another band at least.



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