February 24th, 2012 by faye
Journey drummer Deen Castronovo has been sentenced in his domestic violence case last month, and now Castronovo has been ordered by the court to attend anger management classes as part of a plea deal.
The 47-year-old rock group drummer was arrested by the authorities on January 20 after he allegedly attacked his girlfriend at his Oregon home, interfering with making a police report, criminal mischief and harassment. The dispute is said to have stemmed from Deen Castronovo accusing her girlfriend of cheating. Originally, Castronovo pleaded not gulity, but has since worked out a deal with prosecutors. According to the court documents from a diversion agreement, Deen Castronovo will do 80 hours of community service in Oregon in addition to completing anger management classes.
If Castronovo completes his legal obligations and stays out of trouble for a period of 180 days, the court will dismiss his conviction for domestic violence.
Deen Castronovo has been with the band Journey since 1998, and has been on every one of Journey’s records since 2001’s “Arrival.” Castronovo also appeared on Journey’s 2011 album “Eclipse”.
January 30th, 2012 by faye
Whichever way you look at it, men who physically or verbally assault women of any age is totally contemptible! And being a star does not make one an exception, just like in the case of Journey drummer Deen Castronovo. According to TMZ reports on Thursday, Deen Castronovo was arrested by the authorities last Saturday, January 21 when he got into a heated argument with his girlfriend, leading to an alleged physical assault of his beau.
A Polk County Jail rep confirmed the story to E! News, saying that Deen Castronovo was arrested by Salem police and charged with coercion, physical assault, criminal mischief, intervening with making a report and harassment. Moreover, additional charges were affixed with his previous ones because after the alleged physical assault, Deen Castronovo attempted to restrain his girlfriend when she ran out of the house to call her father by yanking the phone right out of her hands.
Deen Castronovo got out from behind bars after paying a bail deposit of over $52,000 (£33,200) and will later on find out in the coming weeks if he will be charged.
As of the moment, media cannot reach the rep of Deen Castronovo, but a source told TMZ that the alleged physical assault was merely a “misunderstanding that should not have been escalated to such a level in the first place.”
Deen Castronovo has been with the band Journey since 1998, and has been on every one of Journey’s records since 2001’s “Arrival.” He also appeared on Journey’s 2011 album “Eclipse”.
These guys should learn their lesson the hard way! Nobody is entitled to make a physical assault towards women. We hope Deen Castronovo keeps that in mind next time, else he will really pay the price for his reckless actions.