Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Oasis – Daniel Sullivan verdict

As a follow-up to my series of posts here, here and here, reports today indicate that the case of Daniel Sullivan, the Pickering contractor who assaulted Oasis leader Noel Gallagher on stage at the 2008 Virgin Music Festival in Toronto, has reached its conclusion.

Sullivan has been sentenced to 12 months house arrest; The Crown was seeking jail time between 6 and 8 months in the case.

In addition to being allowed to go to work, the house arrest gives Sullivan a 4-hour window each week to take care of personal errands like shopping and medical appointments; Sullivan has also been prohibited from possessing alcohol during the house arrest period.

While Sullivan reportedly apologized to the Court and Gallagher today, he wouldn’t comment after the proceedings, largely because of the pending civil suit where Gallagher is suing him and the concert security company for 2.1 million dollars in damages.

I would imagine that most of us have seen alcohol turn people into aggressive idiots at one time or another. Sullivan was so trashed at the show that he claims has no memory of what happened; I have no idea if the excuse is merely convenient or actually true, but this is what too much booze can do to you, kids, so let’s be careful out there.

Gallagher left Oasis last year and is launching a solo career.

Oasis – Toronto attack by Daniel Sullivan
Virgin Music Festival, September 2009