Alabama Shakes Drummer Steve Johnson 'Maintains His Innocence' on Child Abuse Allegations: Lawyer

Alabama Shakes Drummer Steve Johnson 'Maintains His Innocence' on Child Abuse Allegations: Lawyer

People-News·2021-04-06 14:02

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

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Steve Johnson, the former drummer for Alabama Shakes, is maintaining his innocence.

After being arrested last month on child abuse charges, the 35-year-old musician's lawyer Nick Lough told The Associated Press that their client is innocent.

"Steve Johnson maintains his innocence on all of these allegations. And that's what they are, allegations," his attorney said.

According to WHNT News 19, Johnson was indicted on charges of willful torture, willful abuse, and cruelly beating or otherwise willfully maltreating a child under the age of 18. His arraignment is set for Wednesday.

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

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Johnson was previously arrested in September 2019 on a charge of violating a domestic violence protection order in Limestone County, according to the Associated Press and Rolling Stone. The order was requested by his ex-wife, who accused Johnson of threatening, harassing, stalking and choking her, WHNT News 19 reported at the time.

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