AC/DC’s Phil Rudd ‘threatened to kill a man and his daughter’ New Zealand prosecutors claim

Details of case against Rudd revealed in court for first time since his arrest in November

Details of the charges faced by AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd have been revealed in court with prosecutors claiming that the drummer made threats to kill a man and his daughter.

BBC News reports that the allegations were made public for the first time yesterday following his arrest earlier this year. Rudd pleaded not guilty to charges of threatening to kill and possession of drugs in court. He was originally charged with attempting to procure the murder of two men, but the charge was dropped due to a lack of evidence.

The case for the prosecution began yesterday (December 4) with the claim that on September 26, Rudd made two phone calls including one where he “threatened to kill an unnamed man and his daughter”. The first call was to a business associate where he is alleged to have “spoke about what he wanted done to” the man, who had been an employee for three years.

After the alleged threats were made, police raided Rudd’s home on November 6 where they found 130g (4.6 ounces) of marijuana and 0.7g of methamphetamine. Rudd acknowledged possessing the illegal drugs but denied threatening to kill the contractor and making the phone calls.

Earlier this week Rudd was arrested for a second time and appeared in court after allegedly being involved in an incident with a witness in the case as well as his own bodyguard.