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Phil Rudd Reportedly Threatened to Kill a Contractor and His Daughter

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Even without detailed information, the case against Phil Rudd seemed pretty grim. Now, recently revealed court documents offer specific details of the events leading up to the AC/DC drummer being charged with threatening to kill and drug possession.

The Canberra Times delves into the summary of facts surrounding the case, alleging that Rudd threatened to kill a contractor and his daughter on Sept. 26 — the same day he’s accused of placing a call to “discuss what he wanted done” to his would-be victims.

Rudd has pleaded not guilty to that charge, and he’s contesting a separate charge of methamphetamine possession, although he’s admitted to possession of marijuana (not the first time pot has landed him in hot water with the New Zealand courts). His case is scheduled for further review on Feb. 10.

This document’s release comes at the end of an eventful couple of weeks for Rudd, who showed up late to a court date before putting on a bizarre and profane display for paparazzi, then returned to court days later after getting into a fight outside a coffee shop with a witness in his case. Meanwhile, AC/DC are presumably lining up tour dates to promote their new ‘Rock or Bust‘ LP, and it seems increasingly likely that Rudd’s days with the band could be over.

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