The lead singer of Y2K rockers Alien Ant Farm has made headlines for all the wrong reasons after he touched his own genitals with a fan’s hand without their consent. Unsurprisingly, he has been booked for the offensive act and has drawn the ire of many people.
According to a report by The Daily Mail, the Broward State Attorney’s Office charged Dryden Mitchell, frontman for the band, with the misdemeanor battery charge on Dec. 30. This was two months after the incident took place during an Alien Ant Farm concert at Fort Lauderdale’s Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
As revealed by the footage of the concert, Dryden Mitchell could be seen grabbing the hand of a fan in the first row during their rendition of “Smooth Criminal.” Mitchell moved both his and the fan’s hand toward his “genital area,” which he seemed to briefly touch before the fan immediately realized what happened and recoiled his arm.
According to Rolling Stone, the fan, a 45-year-old male from Miami, filed an incident report with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, where he detailed the incident in full.
“The lead singer of the Alien Ant Farm band, Dryden Mitchell, was on the stage in front of [victim] stated he had his fist in the air and was trying to get a picture with Mitchell. [Victim] advised that Mitchell grabbed his fist while it was in the air, and pulled the fist into his private area (genital area) against his pants. [Victim] stated he immediately pulled his hand away at that point.”
He “stated the reason for the delay in making a police report was because the incident was not sitting well with him” and “did not feel this was proper behavior to do in front of all the concert-goers and also stated there were kids in the crowd as well,” the incident report further stated. Mitchell has yet to be arrested for the charge and it is not known when that will happen. We will keep you updated on this ongoing story, so keep checking back at Thirsty.
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