Morrissey

Morrissey has had an eventful year so far: he cancelled a whole tour and blamed the opening act, he got mobbed by fans in San Jose, he defended seals, and he even released an album. It seems the only thing he hasn’t done is plot a murder … unless maybe he has? According to TMZ, Moz’s former bodyguard Bradley Steyn has filed a lawsuit claiming that he was fired after refusing the singer’s request to “hurt” the administrator at one of his fan sites, Morrissey-solo.com. Steyn says that Morrissey’s tour manager asked if the fan “could be gotten rid of” and tried to get him to find the fan’s home address.

Morrissey has had problems with this particular fan site (and this particular fan) since as early as 2003. The fan in question, who goes by the username DavidT, received a cease and desist letter from Moz’s lawyers after posting an unsubstantiated rumor that the band and crew hadn’t been paid for a leg of a 2002 tour. Over the past decade, the site has continued to run and post news and rumors about Morrissey’s activity.

If the bodyguard’s allegations turn out to be true, Moz could be in serious trouble — As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis was recently sentenced to six years in prison for plotting to murder his wife. Morrissey has not yet commented on the lawsuit.

Morrissey and his band wore FUCK MORRISSEY-SOLO.COM t-shirts at a concert in 2011.

UPDATE: Morrissey has released a statement denying that he even knows Steyn, much less asked him to harm anyone.

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Comments (22)
  1. lukeet  |   Posted on Jul 30th +48

    Murder is Murder.

  2. We always thought he was just kooky-uncle-crazy, but if this turns out to be true it’s much, much more sinister than that. I don’t if it’s his ego or what, but it seems like the Morrissey who sang “I am human and I need

  3. Morrisey Bieber. OWWWOOOOOOOOO!

  4. This Charming Hitman

  5. Watch your back James!

  6. “If there’s someone you’d like to die, ask me / I won’t say no, how could I?”

  7. Please, please, please let me let me let me kill who I want; that guy

  8. Who put the “M” in Manslaughter?

  9. I Won’t Spare You

  10. Last Night I Dreamt that Somebody Killed You

  11. Kick the Former Body Guard Down the Aisle.

    The Former Body Guard Who Must Be Killed.

    July Spawned a Monster.

    I think we can go on forever with these.

  12. Seems like a case of a disgruntled employee who wants a large settlement imo. This is a pretty serious allegation. So why only TMZ as a source? If this was as serious as it seems there should be several sources if it’s really valid.

    But I guess since Morrissey has been such an ass the past year (I’d say for many many years if not decades & I’m a fan) he doesn’t deserve several sources. Oi, Stereogum, you disappoint.

  13. sad if true. I noticed the webmaster saying yesterday that this is not the first time he has been threatened and that he will continue to be a massive fan of the music. Wow does this ever show you the devotion of Smiths/Morrissey fans. If Paul McCartney plotted to hurt me I think I might think about throwing out my “Give my Regards to Broadstreet” cassette.

  14. The fansite admin should just dress up like a cow or a chicken. He’d be untouchable.

  15. “Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ…”, “Poor woman, strangled in her bed as she read but that’s ok. she was old and would have died anyway…”, “Boot the grime of this world in the crotch, dear”…

    yes, he’s obviously a violent, violent guy that’s totally lost touch with reality. he needs to be put down. for his own good.

  16. To die by bodyguard is such a heavenly way to die?

  17. I saw Morrissey (with Kristeen Young opening) down in Milwaukee on the Ringleader of the Tormentors tour. The unlovable old lug came onstage a good 15 or 20 minutes late with a look of otherworldly dissatisfaction on his face, his eyes trained to the ground. His trademark quiff was not in good form that night, but instead drooped limply atop his mighty melon. “Sorry about the hair… Maybe next time…” he sighed to his ever-rabid fans after the band banged through an aggressive take on “The Queen Is Dead”.

    This confirms it: he DEFINITELY had someone whacked that night. Somebody had to pay.

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