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As reported earlier today, Morrissey is being sued by former bodyguard Bradley Steyn who claims he was asked to hurt David Tseng who runs fan site Morrissey-Solo.com. Morrissey has responded to these allegations, on Moz conduit True to You, calling them "vexatious lies." (You can totally hear him saying that, can't you?) Here's an excerpt:

The very idea that I would ask a complete stranger (Bradley Steyn) to physically attack David Tseng surely cannot register with any sane person as being likely. As mildly irritating as David Tseng may be, he is not someone who troubles me enough to even bother with.

The shabby truth of this drama is that Bradley Steyn has been trying to extract money from what he terms "the Morrissey tour", and he has failed. He is now desperate, and this story is his latest escapade to gain someone's attention. What he is telling the world is that, as a music venue security officer, anyone who works with him in the future should expect the same harassment and persecution as he is now - mysteriously - wielding my way. It is beyond belief, and it is shocking that someone who makes claims of professionalism would lower himself to this level.

You can read Morrissey's entire statement below...

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I cannot admit to actually "knowing" Bradley Steyn. Yes, I am aware that he is South African and that he lives in Los Angeles, and that he has "walked off" three Morrissey tours - which really is his own business, not mine. My personal involvement with him has been zero, and he has certainly never been Head Of Security on any Morrissey tour.

I am aware of the false story he has placed on various news sites wherein he claims I asked him to "hurt" (kill?) David Tseng. Although Steyn's story lends itself to its own ridicule, I feel I must say to those who have not yet worked it out, that the story is a vexatious lie.

It is common knowledge that I dislike the SoLow site, and I am aware that all of the opinions posted on the site are controlled or written by David Tseng, and that David Tseng will give maximum and inexhaustive publicity to anything said in the negative about me. This is a general truth that most people accept about SoLow. It is nothing new, and I have long since learned to accept it.

The very idea that I would ask a complete stranger (Bradley Steyn) to physically attack David Tseng surely cannot register with any sane person as being likely. As mildly irritating as David Tseng may be, he is not someone who troubles me enough to even bother with.

The shabby truth of this drama is that Bradley Steyn has been trying to extract money from what he terms "the Morrissey tour", and he has failed. He is now desperate, and this story is his latest escapade to gain someone's attention. What he is telling the world is that, as a music venue security officer, anyone who works with him in the future should expect the same harassment and persecution as he is now - mysteriously - wielding my way. It is beyond belief, and it is shocking that someone who makes claims of professionalism would lower himself to this level.

Please note that Bradley Steyn's statement is now in the hands of the Los Angeles Police Department, and is subject to both criminal and civil action.


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Comments (29)

I think Moz needs to hang it up already. Between his health and all the weird shit that has happened on this last tour, he's just tarnishing his legacy at this point.

Shut it down and just come out of the closet as a raging meat eater, dude.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 3:22 PM

LOL he's such a pedantic twit. Fuck this finoccio.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 4:02 PM

It is pretty obvious that this Bradley Steyn is just another typical american celeb leach, who will be thrown into the garbage can of Mozz's history.

Posted by ME | July 30, 2014 4:05 PM

fukboi

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 4:11 PM

It is pretty obvious that this ME is just another typical America hating ex-pat leach, living off the good will and suckling teet of the American people

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 4:13 PM

what does that even mean, 4:13? people that dont like morrissey are fucking morons. read a book.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 4:23 PM

republican trust funder = 4:13

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 4:24 PM

What does being South African have to do with anything?

Meanwhile, the site guy is now having his dream made by being acknowledged in his existence by Morrissey. That's all that celeb stalkers want - acknowledgement to justify their lives.

Irrespective of all this, Morrissey is a difficult person.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 4:32 PM

Morrisey, while being talented, is a fucking attention starved ass clown. Nothing more, nothing less.

Posted by j | July 30, 2014 4:33 PM

"Morrissey is a difficult person."

I like your understated approach

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 4:56 PM

"denies" does not mean "refutes." Morrissey hasn't refuted any of these claims. Even this brief statement is full of contradictions- he can't call Steyn "a complete stranger" then complain Steyn is a bad employee.

and Morrissey has "walked off" more Morrissey tours than anyone.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 5:00 PM

the Morrissey "tour"

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 8:04 PM

lol @ "fuck this finoccio"

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 8:37 PM

Seems a bit harsh to call the guy running your fan site irritating. And how the hell is his bodyguard a complete stranger?

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 9:14 PM

I'm going with the bodyguard, security guard or whatever he was. There's so much bullshit in the various official Morrissey statements over the past few drama filled years that there's no reason to believe him. It's also much more fun to imagine this delusional clown trying to put a hit on someone that he's gone so far above and beyond attempting to paint as irrelevant.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 9:37 PM

Pro tip: "Sing" Morrisey's statement to the melody of "Still Ill."

This statement is also full of great potential song titles: "The Shabby Truth of this Drama", "That Story is a Vextious Lie", "Harrassment and Persecution"

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2014 9:44 AM

morrissey haters are pathetic creatures still living at home with mom (dad disappeared YEARS ago; there's been and endless stream of strange men in and out of mom's bedroom ever since).

morrissey's bowel movements are more creative than anything any of the little boys who post here will EVER achieve.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2014 10:24 AM

^ LOL OK, fukboi, whatevs just no teeth this time or you'll get the rubber hose again m'kay?

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2014 10:32 AM

lemme get my tweezers 10:32.

amiright??

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2014 11:52 AM

914, it's some unofficial fan-site, Morrissey should have just followed Duran Duran's lead and sued!

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2014 12:15 PM

10:24: I think you meant to say "Morrissey fans".

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2014 12:46 PM

@11:52 - BAK 2 JOKE SKOOL 4 U
Freshman mistake

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2014 12:58 PM

Tseng Your Life

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2014 1:31 PM

when you extracted money from the Morrissey tour, I just liked you more

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2014 2:32 PM

I would eat some runny hummus and spackle his face like a Jackson pollock

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2014 3:07 PM

sixteen, clumsy & shy, it's a vexatious lie

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2014 4:17 PM

I hurt David Tseng on the outside because hurt is how I feel on the inside

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2014 4:41 PM

Morrissey is a washed up old fag who hasn't had a dick in his ass in 10 years


Posted by Bartedge | July 31, 2014 11:13 PM

^ not true! it's been 11 years

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2014 2:11 AM

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