Murphy Jr. Releases Statement Explaining Arrest

LOGAN COUNTY– Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. released a statement this evening concerning his recent arrest.

Murphy said, “An unfortunate incident occurred at my home Monday evening.

My girlfriend, her friends, and family she had invited over had trashed the home. This has happened several times previously while I was away on tour.

I asked them all to leave, a heated argument happened between us, and she began destroying things with a golf club. She then attacked me with the golf club and a knife. In defending myself, she obtained some bruises and swelling on her face. I did not strike her.  She filed a complaint against me anyway.

I was raised to respect women, and if not provoked and feeling I was in danger, I would never have defended myself in this manner.  I am very sorry for the way the domestic incident was handled.

I apologize to my fans everywhere and the people of Logan County and West Virginia for this incident. It should never have happened.”

Burke Allen, his long-time manager, and friend said, “Landau Murphy is an extremely decent, loving, caring man. He faced a very disturbing, and indeed dangerous situation on Monday night. When all the facts are out, it will be clear that his actions were necessary and appropriate.”

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