Rape Charge Against Rikki Rockett Is Dropped

Happy news indeed. The Neshoba County DA has dropped the recent rape charge against drummer Rikki Rockett because, well, Rikki wasn’t the guy they were looking for. Turns out that a tool named John Minskoff, a convicted felon, used Rockett’s name to convince the alleged rape victim to sleep with him. It also turns out that the woman was planning to extort cash from Rockett by filing the rape charge.

Sound like a bad Jim Thompson novel? Rockett’s very real indignation makes up for the incredible plot twists:

I think it was a case where the woman and her husband unfortunately believed they could extort money from me and my band….This is a gross example of people attempting to abuse the law for personal profit. They tried to subvert and make a mockery of the criminal justice system. It is abhorrent and disgraceful….I remain surprised that no member of the educated and savvy press ever googled the name ‘John Minskoff’! Had they done so, they would have found out that in 1996, John Minskoff claimed to have been involved with the rock band, White Snake, when he lured and kidnapped a 15-year-old girl in Reno, Nevada. Minskoff is a violent career criminal and felon and convicted perjurer with multiple convictions who has admitted to impersonating “rock stars” to sexually pursue women.

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