When I learned that the LAPD was investigating a James Blunt hit & run incident back in February, I’m not going to lie, I was a little excited. I don’t think that makes me a bad person– I wasn’t rooting for James to get charged with a Prison Break-dude manslaughter crime or anything– I was just kind of hoping that the “Beautiful” one would have to spend some time in court (or, okay, a few months behind bars) and maybe it woud’ve delay his next album. C’mon, you can’t blame me- he’s ANNOYING.
Well, according to TMZ, that’s not going to happen.
Blunt’s attorney, Steven M. Cron, tells us, “Allegations that a member of the paparazzi was the victim of a hit-and-run by James Blunt have been investigated by the LAPD… and the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office has rejected the filing of any charges against Mr. Blunt.”
At the time of the incident, several witnesses said that Blunt, who was with model/ex-girlfriend Petra Nemcova, drove an SUV over a man’s leg while pulling away from a Hollywood party. The alleged victim was thought to be an autograph seeker, but is actually a member of the paparazzi.
Sad news, I know. Perhaps the most depressing part of the story, though, is this sentence fragment at the very end:
Blunt, who is currently in Los Angeles recording the follow up to his chart-topping debut, Back to Bedlam, has since…
There it is. We’re too late. No hit & run charges can save us now. A new album is coming and there’s nothing we can do about it. Pray for me, people. No… pray for us.