Man Sentenced, House Arrest for Pushing Oasis Guitarist Gallagher
Canadian David Sullivan has been sentenced today to 12 months house arrest for pushing Oasis Guitarist, Noel Gallagher into his stage monitors at 2008’s Virgin Music Festival in Toronto.
Gallagher suffered three broken ribs during the attack causing Oasis to cancel concerts in New York and London.
Sullivan pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm and said he was drunk and could not remember how he got back stage.
“During his trial, Gallagher said in a statement that he felt like he'd been ‘hit by a bus’ immediately after the attack.”
The Pickering, Ontario native expressed his regret and apologized to the court and to Gallagher in his sentence hearing this morning.
“Ontario Justice Richard Schneider said the source of Sullivan’s ‘bizarre behaviour’ remains a mystery, given he has no history of problems with violence, drugs or alcohol.”
The results of the incident have affected Sullivan deeply, the media circus that has followed drove away his wife and Sullivan has received numerous death threats from Oasis fans.
Gallagher has also filed a $2 million dollar civil suit on the father of 3.
Oasis broke up not long after the incident due to internal struggles and conflict.