Paedophile frontman was jailed in December 2013 and had not previously tweeted since 2012
The Twitter account of ex-Lostprophets frontman and convicted paedophile Ian Watkins has recently become active again, despite the singer being in jail.
Disgraced singer Watkins was jailed in December 2013 for 29 years plus six years on licence for a string of serious child sex offences, including the attempted rape of a baby. Watkins later lost an appeal to reduce his jail sentence after judges ruled that the “shocking depravity” of his crimes justified a lengthy custodial sentence.
Despite reports that Watkins had been moved to HMP Long Lartin in Worcestershire, Watkins’ verified Twitter account became active again on Monday (November 21), posting the first tweets since December 2012.
The three tweets linked to Soundcloud tracks, two previously-uploaded songs by Watkins’ L’Amour La Morgue side-project and a recent upload by an account titled Megalelz. Watkins’ infamous catchphrase was ‘Mega lolz’.
Watkins’ last tweet before his arrest was in December 2012. See that below.
Team Rock also reports that the official Lostprophets website was updated on Monday (November 21).
Watkins’ former bandmates now perform as No Devotion with Thursday frontman Geoff Rickly and have said they had no idea about the crimes.
“How could you know? How would you know?” guitarist Lee Gaze said. “Who would disclose such a thing to five people, who between them have eight children? You just wouldn’t because they would be killed on the spot.”
The band also said that relations in the rock band were so strained before Ian Watkins’ arrest that they would have split up regardless.
Gaze says the final time he saw Watkins, days before his arrest, was at a video shoot for what was to be the band’s next single. Watkins was “strangely positive and enthusiastic about everything,” counter to the mood of the band. “[He was] talking about the next record and how it’s going to do really well and get back on our feet. It goes to show how deluded he was. He is just completely on a different level to everybody, happy and positive and convinced we are going to be successful again.”