I don’t care if he thinks Jews are lizard people and the terrorists were actors hired by the Amish Mafia. You get a pass when you’ve been through something like that. Fortunately, the conclusions he’s drawn are not even remotely crazy. (…)
First, he recognized one of the shooters from earlier in the day. Anyone who’s been on tour knows how regimented venues are about people being in the club early. Ticket sales are how they make their money and they can’t afford to let people drift in and out without paying. They also have to worry about sound ordinances, so bouncers are Nazis when it comes to keeping the back door closed. On the night of the shooting, the staff couldn’t care less about the door. He also noticed it had been propped open during the shooting. Since our interview, I’ve heard that several bouncers didn’t show up that day and none were killed in the attack. I have no doubt we are about to see arrests involving the staff and Jesse will be vindicated.
He doesn’t seem to want to wait, however, and texted me angrily after the shit hit the fan. He claimed he didn’t know I was recording him. His girlfriend tweeted out a similar sentiment claiming I’m a “douche” who tricked Jesse so I could capitalize on his story.
Etc. I don’t get any joy from saying this (again):
Jesse Hughes looks like shit for a 40 something guy. He takes way too many drugs. Now he has PTSD and who knows what else. I don’t believe he will live to see his 50th birthday.