As the Randy Blythe saga continues to unfold, Lamb of God have launched a legal defense fund for the incarcerated singer. As of now, he’ll be in jail until at least Monday, and even though his $200,000 bail has been paid, assembling a legal team both here and in Prague isn’t a cheap undertaking. Here’s the band’s statement, which they’ve put up on their Facebook page:
As many of you know, Randy is being held in Czech jail for a crime we believe he did not commit. We are still learning about the legal system there and the situation is fluid. We have retained local legal counsel, have support from the US Embassy and we are flying over additional lawyers to try and assure that Randy has the best representation possible. As many of you have pointed out, the simple fact is that the legal fees are adding up very quickly.
“While we appreciate the outpouring of support, we are not interested in trying to profit or gather press or sympathy from this event. We have assembled this page to make it possible for people that feel so inclined to donate to the expenses incurred in defending this case. One hundred percent of the money raised will go to the legal fees and any remaining balance will be given to a charity of Randy’s choice upon his release.
Once again, you can donate here if you feel inspired to. This case has ramifications beyond just Randy, even though we feel that he’s innocent. And it’s certainly not like the band is looking to actually make any money off of this, just responding to fans asking how they could help. It’s going to be a long legal battle regardless, and the band and Randy could use the help.