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Sugar, Pete's Going Down Swinging

Sugar, Pete's Going Down Swinging

It's quite the day for gentlemen protecting their ladyfolk, isn't it? First we talked about Jay-Z/Rihanna, then there was Nick's display for Vanessa and now we've got Pete getting physical to defend Ashlee! Over the weekend, Pete was in his hometown of Chicago on tour with Fall Out Boy and decided to play a few acoustic tunes at his after party. Afterwards, a crowd member was heckling Pete about Ash, which infuriated Pete enough to retaliate with violence (photos of the bloody aftermath here). Today, after this story got out, Pete sent this response to MTV:

"Yes, the guy was heckling me and the band, so were other people, most in good fun. But we get heckled onstage all the time, and while I'm a jerk, I'm not the kind of person who would ever lash out at someone simply over this. I mean I'm not as big as Akon and haven't written as many good songs. The truth is on the way out the door I had to pass directly next to the guy and I knew it, so I kept my head down and walked out. As I did, the guy reached out and grabbed me and said something I couldn't really hear — it was a glorious use of the English language, though. As he grabbed me, I punched him. Yell all you want at me, say whatever, but in a situation like that I will defend myself. After that, of course, it got chaotic, [but] we have several independent witnesses that gave statements saying he grabbed me first ... I am not worried over the outcome, as I was clearly in the right. Anything anyone else is saying or writing is simply not true."

Come on, Pete. Don't you know that violence is never the answer!


diimpz17 diimpz17 10 years
amofoz amofoz 10 years
Nice ass grabbing Pete.
Hevs55 Hevs55 10 years
This couple seriously makes me want to throw up. Hard.
woodycakes woodycakes 10 years
fighting for her honor? really now?
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
pink magnetism - HA HA SO TRUE!!!!!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
dear ashlee, Pete is just using you for the booty. Get some self-respect and do something with your life instead of hang around him like a lost puppy with a nose job. thx! kisses! LaLa
krisua krisua 10 years
Boys will be boys!
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 10 years
It's a bit confusing as to what happened, but if Pete was punching some guy who made fun of Ashlee, thats' a bit random considering Pete does the same thing.
cari907 cari907 10 years
high-d high-d 10 years
theyre both annoying im glad someone stood up to his pretty boy ass.
Aminah-Akalea Aminah-Akalea 10 years
Violence not the answer?!! I know of some countries that that can be preached to. Anyways as i say, you dont know me...dont touch me especially if you're saying or being aggressive verbally and it looks like you wanna get physical too, i would avoid them or whatever but as i feel threaten in any sort...sorry my life and body parts more important, i will have to stop him in his tracks real good. Look ppl dont like when ppl that they dont know or dont like or care for touch/grab them...that's a big no no, as long you dont end their life or injure them really bad whatever, that freak had it coming. :D
kapchis kapchis 10 years
What an awesome PR person he has! I mean, a little name dropping, a little self-deprication... who wouldn't support his punching a guy who grabbed him with a statement so eloquent?
ladybugrenee ladybugrenee 10 years
tragicbeautyx tragicbeautyx 10 years
Well if someone reached out and grabbed me I'd probably do the same thing
SassAndBide SassAndBide 10 years
i didnt read the whole thing he said but they actually look cute in that pic.
brokenbracelet brokenbracelet 10 years
I bet what really went down is that dude was trying to steal Pete's guyliner, and he wasn't havin none of it......haha I kid, I kid. I love me some Ashlee Simpson though, I know...whats wrong with me?!
1missy 1missy 10 years
I'm not sure that I would have done the same thing.
nettefairy nettefairy 10 years
Yeah, there are too many weirdos out there - if someone grabbed me, I'd also get defensive. People need to learn to keep their hands to themselves.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 10 years
I'm surprised at how self-deprecating he is in this quote, but then again, it could be completely sarcastic.
any any 10 years
she definitely cuter than jessica
Lill-McGill Lill-McGill 10 years
He kind of grosses me out hehe Im not a fan of Ashley but she looks cute here.
playsindirt playsindirt 10 years
There so damn cute I could hurl.
Greggie Greggie 10 years
rlynnt, it says the guy was heckling him ABOUT Ashlee during the show.
rlynnt rlynnt 10 years
Helllooo! Did you not see where he said the guy grabbed him? That was an excellent explanation of what went down and, while violence is not necessarily the answer, only an idiot would not defend himself. Am I missing something here? Was something left out of the statement? Because Pete said that the band was being heckled, nothing there about Ashlee. This post really does not seem to have a whole lot to do with what the statement actually says. Are you smoking something, Molly?
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