After a legal battle to keep the arrest video under wraps, the judge rejected the request and it’s now online. Here’s why Randy Travis wanted this video to never see the light of day.
Travis claims that he was exhausted, inebriated, and medicated and it certainly doesn’t show him in the best light.
From any perspective.
It’s obvious that he’s not himself in the video — and that’s saying it mildly.
Country music singer Randy Travis’ 2012 arrest video has been released – in which he is stark naked.
In September Travis filed a lawsuit to block the video from being released – claiming it was a violation of his privacy rights because he was exhausted, intoxicated and medicated.
U.S. District Court Judge Sam Sparks on Thursday rejected the 58-year-old’s request and allowed the Texas Department of Public Safety to make the arrest video public.
As a public figure, it is natural for Travis to want this to be kept quiet to protect his image.
Of course, the residents of Tioga, Texas still know that he humiliated himself.
At the very least the troopers that responded to the crash that he threatened to shoot and the attendant at the convenience store that he wandered into naked.
The arrest happened after he crashed his Trans Am in the small town of Tioga, Texas, and was found completely nude at the scene – after also walking into a nearby convenience store naked.
The I Told You So singer was disoriented, erratic, volatile and unaware that he was naked, according to troopers at the scene.
In the video, he can be heard at different points blessing the troopers and then threatening them with death. He also tells a disoriented story about his father allegedly beating him as a child when the officer asked him what happened.
His representative made a statement after the video’s release.
‘Randy’s behavior was extremely altered the evening of his arrest due to the state of his mental health, and substances in his body, causing him to do and say things that were entirely out of character,’ his rep told TMZ after the video was released Monday.
He also said Travis suffered a concussion in the crash.
Travis’ representative also said the star is ‘deeply apologetic for his actions that evening.
‘A man of integrity with a good heart, Randy does not and will never condone these type of actions that distort the true beliefs of Randy Travis and his entire family.’
Source: Daily Mail
Travis was fined $2,000 and sentenced 2 years probation for the incident. In addition, he had to enter an alcohol treatment facility for 30 days and had to complete 100 hours of community service.
We all do stupid things.
It seems that when you’re a star the stupid things that are done are orders of magnitude more stupid than the average Joe, and the whole world will see it eventually.
That said, there’s a lesson here.
Yes, this was truly humiliating for Randy Travis.
Here’s the lesson: Don’t be like Randy.
Exert a little self-control.
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