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    Great White singer won't answer suits

    Posted 1/31/2005 12:37 PM

    PROVIDENCE (AP) The leader singer for the 1980s rock band Great White has refused to answer allegations in civil suits filed against him by victims of the deadly nightclub fire that was sparked by the band's pyrotechnics.
    In papers filed in U.S. District Court, Jack Russell's lawyers said he "faces a real possibility of criminal prosecution" for the 2003 fire that killed 100 people, and that therefore, he is asserting his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination.

    Mike Healey, spokesman for Attorney General Patrick Lynch, told The Providence Journal for Monday's editions that "there is no open grand jury investigation going on" in connection with the fire at the Station nightclub in West Warwick.

    A grand jury indicted the club's two owners and the band's former tour manager each on 200 counts of involuntary manslaughter. Healey said the attorney general's office has no plans to prosecute anyone else for the fire.

    Eight civil lawsuits are pending in federal court on behalf of survivors of fire and victim's families.

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    I heard about this on the news. Just when I had forgotten about it, they showed the footage of the place on fire. Such a horrible disaster.
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    What a horrible night in RnR history. I too would remain silent given the numerous lawsuits. If I remember correctly, the whole band gave apologies left and right, plus donated proceeds of many shows to victims familys. An apology does not constutute guilt. Smart to keep quiet. Bless the family of all victims of this tragedy.



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