As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis — who will spend six years in prison after being sentenced last Friday (May 16) for hiring a hit man to kill his estranged wife, Meggan — spoke to AltPress.com about the case, his troubled marriage and his future in music. During the long interview, he slammed his bandmates for allegedly cutting off communication with him and not being there for him when he needed them the most.
As I Lay Dying guitarist Nick Hipa, who was identified by Lambesis in the AltPress.com chat as one of the two people from the group that contacted the singer following his arrest, posted a length statement yesterday (Monday, May 19) via his Facebook page in an effort to give his side of the story and stand up for his bandmates. His statement follows below in its entirety.
“Last Friday I sat in a courtroom to support a friend. For the better part of a decade our professional and personal lives were woven in a relationship akin to family. As if family, the intention of my attendance was to publicly acknowledge the deep care and compassion I hold for this individual.