JONNY CRAIG RELEASES STATEMENT
"I want to apologize for my recent behavior.
My actions regarding taking advantage of fans was inexcusable.
I’m in the process of paying everyone back so please forgive me.
My state of mind was completely shot and obviously my decision
making skills were heavily impaired due to my drug use. I’ve since
been in detox and successfully completed the treatment. I’ve learned
a lot from this ordeal and I realized I’ve redeemed my second chance.
I want to personally thank Eric at Artery and Craig at Rise for helping me through this emotionally and financially. I’m embarrassed with my past actions, I want to make amends to everyone I hurt. Again, sorry to all my fans, family, band mates and colleagues. I’m truly sorry.
Now back to work…I’m looking forward to seeing all the DGD fans
and their positive energy that they always bring to the shows.
With that being said, the past will stay dead and let’s toast
to the future kids.” — Jonny Craig
JONNY CRAIG ENTERS REHAB
Jonny Craig has checked himself into a North Hollywood detox facility to receive treatment for the drug addictions that have plagued him for several years. Rise Records and Artery Foundation Artist Management have assumed financial responsibility for the internet fraud Craig committed during the past year, and which became public during the past two weeks.
JONNY CRAIG SCAMMING FANS
Checking my twitter as usual reading all new posts to see what’s going on. I read Jonny Craig’s tweet and it said “MacBook for $650”, I believe when it had been $800 earlier that week. I thought to myself, this is a pretty sweet deal. I decide to test my luck and send him an e-mail with an offer of $550. To my surprise Jonny has wrote back to me saying that he needed $600. Not having the money I get a little bummed and tell him I could pay him the rest later, he hesitates to write back. I write him and say $650, (which I borrowed the rest) he quickly writes back giving me his phone number.
At this point I’m stoked, I have Jonny Craig’s phone number. As a fan it’s pretty exciting to be able to text someone you idolize. We soon talk about it via text, and we decide that we can do our deal the next day. [” Yes then I mail you the computer :) you can trust me plus using money gram has receipts so we both have proof.”] Me being gullible I proceeded with his strange demands. Excited as can be, I wake up the next day with an inviting text saying “Hey brother! I’m awake now.”
Soon I found myself at Walmart talking to Jonny on the phone, asking him random questions because I was scared it wasn’t him. His answers proved that he was who he claimed he was, and he later sent me a picture, saying so I could know it was him. Well me having only $640 and the wire costing $30 plus, I felt guilty that he wasn’t going to receive what he wanted, I asked him, is that okay, he said “Yeah, she should have told you about the charge.” So he receives $600.
Later that week I ask him if he’s send it out yet, he says no. Then I see that he’s posted the laptop even after I bought it, he claims it’s his twitter messing up, that I’m not getting screwed. Then some time later, I see another post and again I ask him about it, he claims it’s sent, and to give it until Friday, that if it’s not there by then he’d give me my full refund.
Friday comes and I tell him that the laptop didn’t arrive, he says that he’s sorry and he’s on tour. Aggravated at this point I ask one last time, “So when is this gonna happen? Be real. A month? A week?”. At this point I feel he’s already tired of being bothered by me and he answers, “A week maybe? Let me find out what’s going on.. Fuck.” Which is when I realized, this guy probably has so many people he owes money to that he doesn’t know how to pay them back or something. He’s even posting another MacBook on sale, and saying that people need to stop “slandering” him on twitter. At this point I’m just hoping he doesn’t get to rip more people off, it’s not fair to the fans.