Cro-Mags Founder Harley Flanagan’s Assault and Weapons Case Dismissed
Assault and weapons charges against Cro-Mags founder and former bassist Harley Flanagan have been dismissed, reports the website New York Natives. The charges resulted from a melee that took place at the CBGBs Festival back in July, with Flanagan and members of the band’s current lineup coming to blows and a knife fight factoring into the legalities.
In a video interview seen below, Flanagan states, “I’m very glad to have all this behind me … It wasn’t until I was in the hospital that I realized that I was the one getting charged with attacking them, which was a surprise to me. I thought we were all going to get charged with having a fight or whatever. I didn’t see how it could make sense that one person could attack a room full of people. It didn’t make sense then and it makes no sense now, cause it just didn’t happen and that’s basically why I’m getting off today is because they had a lot people making statements then saying that I did this and I did that, but it all started falling apart because they were all giving conflicting statements.”
At the time, it was reported that Flanagan allegedly assaulted bassist Michael Couls and another victim, William Berario, at the festival with a hunting knife.
Watch Harley Flanagan’s Post-Trial Interview