FROM TMZ: Journey Drummer Deen Castronovo — Charged with Raping Wife | B#ixzz3eYanXoaB
Deen Castronovo‘s recent arrest for domestic violence is much worse than we thought … he’s now been charged with rape … TMZ has learned.
The Journey drummer had been arrested earlier this month for domestic violence related charges involving his wife, but now the D.A. has added new charges — rape, sexual abuse, coercion and unlawful use of a weapon.
Castronovo is being held without bail in Marion County, Oregon.
Journey booted Castronovo from its tour following his initial arrest.
Castronovo is due in court Tuesday.
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The band issued a statement saying, “Journey has made the decision to have Omar Hakim play drums for the band’s upcoming U.S. concerts (Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, June 20, and the Stadium of Fire in Provo, Utah on Saturday, July 4), as well as the band’s Canadian tour (July 6 – August 3), due to Deen Castronovo’s pending issues.”
Castronovo, who will enter his plea on June 30, has not commented on the band’s decision to show him the door.
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