Woman Claims She Warned Police About Lostprophets Singer’s Pedophiliac Desires in 2008
Yesterday (Nov. 26), former Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins pleaded guilty to 11 counts of various sex crimes, most of which involved children. The unbelievably graphic and predatory nature of Watkins' crimes has shocked rock fans worldwide, but in a new update, an ex-girlfriend of Watkins claims that she had warned police in 2008 that the singer "wanted to abuse children."
Watkins was apparently able to persuade female "superfans" to commit deplorable acts against their own infant children for the singer's twisted pleasure. Two females, aged 21 and 24, along with Watkins, are now scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 18 after they all pleaded guilty to various acts of child abuse right as the their trial was set to begin yesterday. Among Watkins other crimes was engaging in sex with teenage minors.
In a new update, a woman named Joanna Majic claims to be an ex-girlfriend of Watkins and says she began an on-and-off relationship with the singer in 2006. She reveals that she reached out to police about Watkins' potential crimes as far back as 5 years ago. “Everything changed for us when he confided in me that he wanted to abuse children in 2008," Majic tells the Mirror. "I went straight to South Wales police then and made a complaint but they ignored me and said I needed evidence. I warned them this man was a danger to young kids but I think they thought I was just a trouble maker."
Majic is a former escort, but she insists that Watkins never paid her for sex. She continues, "I couldn’t believe how indifferent the police were, it was like they were taking his side and dismissing me as some stalker. I told Ian I had gone to the police and we argued but he was so cocky, he did not think the police would touch him and he was right. It was then I realized I had to turn off any feelings I had for him and turn on my escort mode. I had to treat him as any other client and try and get as much evidence as I could while pretending to be whatever it was he wanted me to be. I was determined to save more children from this monster.” Majic also tells the publication that Watkins targeted fans as "easy prey" and that his pedophiliac appetite was "out of control" by 2012, the year Watkins was finally arrested.
Meanwhile, former Lostprophets tour manager George Davison also offered a statement on Watkins, writing the following:
YOU THINK YOU KNOW SOMEONE BUT YOU REALLY DON’T.
From 2001 – 2012 you trust in a person amongst a group of great people and the day comes when you are shown the true nature of a person. Its easy to just to brush away and try to forget the last 12 years of knowing Ian.
That’s not going to happen to me or for the others that thought we knew him. We lived and breathed the same space together intensely for a long time and I would have NEVER predicted that this would have happened.
We rode the wave of success together, all of us coming from humble backgrounds to flying around the world together. All experiencing the rush of seeing exotic places for the first time, meeting your rock n roll heroes, relentless touring, marriages, births & deaths together. Its a bond that for some is a fleeting, transient experience.
Jumping from one band to another. For me it wasn’t like that, at least withLostprophets it was never like that for me. I will never forget my times with this band.
The Good, the Bad and now this the Ugly. The Ugly truth that Ian let us all down, his family, band mates, friends and fans across the world. I feel right now so angry, astonished and pissed off with him for what he did. I feel so sorry for his victims, the children he abused.
I only hope those children can grow up without the taint of what he did to them clouding their futures. I would never attempt to excuse anything he did as I firmly believe he made his choices and now he will pay for them. Do I feel sorry for the accused woman and Ian?
Right now, I don’t feel sorry for them at all. They were all complicit in allowing these horrific acts to happen. I don’t care how many drugs you have taken there is no excuse or reason for even contemplating, let alone carrying out what they did to those children.
These people are sick and need help. I believe in the idea of forgiveness, and the goodness in people. It’s impossible to see any good in this situation except for fact that they where caught and therefore won’t abuse those children anymore.
It’s hard to forgive them for this. Wether you knew him personally or just reading about this for the first time. How can you forgive someone for these crimes against the very innocent.
My thoughts also keep going to his family and band mates. The future for all of them will be forever tarred with the memory of this betrayal. The fans will move on, taking down their posters, throwing out their LP albums and looking for the next rock saviour to admire. For his family and band it will be with them forever.
My heart goes out to them all and their families. Lest we forget all those people come from a tight knit, proud and loving place. For them the shame will be something they will have to live with until they die. I however refuse to forget the great people, the great times and experiences I had with Lostprophets.
The way they and their families welcomed me into their lives to help facilitate their dreams of becoming rock stars. Something they achieved where so many others had failed. Its something that can never be taken away from them.
True the band is done, finished. Life goes on though. Everyone involved in Ian will move on, but today with a very heavy heart.
I will never forget these events until the day I die. Its been an emotional day for me. Who would have ever thought it would have ended up like this!!!!!!F**K!!!!
Finally, more graphic details about Watkins' crimes have been unveiled by the UK edition of the Huffington Post. These updates are incredibly disturbing, so click with caution.