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Fred Durst Victim

Speaks Out

10/6/2007 1:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

fdurst-1In August 2006, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst was slapped with assault charges after allegedly hitting two people with his car -- and now one of his alleged victims is talking. 

Robert Chadwick told CelebTV.com that he and a friend were leaving his mother's Hollywood Hills home when he felt their car get a bump from behind. "I turn around and there's a man getting out of a new BMW convertible. ... He was combative and nasty and insulting from the get-go. He was looking for a fight. He's a scary guy," said Chadwick of Durst.

Chadwick, who is suffering from colon cancer, said he had just returned from a doctor's appointment when the incident with Durst occurred. Fred was charged with seven misdemeanor counts, including assault with a deadly weapon (his car) -- and battery. This past August, Durst plead no contest to all seven charges, and avoided jail time. Instead, he received 20 hours of community services.

Said Chadwick,"Mr. Durst ends up with a small fine and picking weeds by the road or something. You don't even have to be much of a celebrity to get special justice in L.A."
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noah    

Anyone who hates on FD or Limp Bizkit is just imature! Everyone out there was at one point in time a limp bizkit fan or at least liked a couple songs! if you hate them ya might as well hate korn and everyone else that made a difference in rock history! Including Elvis Presley!

2324 days ago
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rachel    


Who cares? Lindsay is out of rehab! J -lo is preggers! Britney is dead!

2384 days ago
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Jewel    

There's gotta be more to this story...

2384 days ago
4.

SHANNON MOAKLEY    

Whaaaaaaaa!

Hey Chadwick, just die of cancer and shut the F-up! No one cares about you --- poor pathetic bastard!

2384 days ago
5.

michael    

LIMP BIZKIT SUCKED AND DURST IS A FAAAAGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2384 days ago
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www.sugar-shoes.co.uk    

Who cares?

2384 days ago
7.

Cynic    

"Durst plead no contest to all seven charges"

Durst PLEADED no contest to all seven charges. Because the past tense of "plead" is "pleaded".

There is no such word as "pled", whether you spell it "plead" or otherwise. Please stop pretending there is. It makes you seem poorly educated.

Although "plead" resembles bleed, read, flee, and other words, it does NOT take the same ending in the past tense.

Bleed, read, flee, etc., are Anglo-Saxon words and their conjugations are Germanic. Bleed becoming bled is an example of a stem change plus a contraction. It is used in Germanic languages today, but it is no longer used in English.. William the Conqueror outlawed it.

Plead is French. It entered the English language after William the Conqueror invaded England and instituted linguistic reforms. He specifically outlawed new words from being conjugated with the old German methods.

So "plead" is conjugated as any other weak verb, by adding -ed. There is no other acceptable past tense for "plead". Period. Please stop pretending there is, because it makes you seem ignorant.

2384 days ago
8.

Terry    


I plead who cares which word is suitable?
This is not the TMZ grammar play off's! If it were you could stay busy all day long correcting instead of reading.
No one care's if TMZ use's correct legal grammer, It's not mind expanding reading but a gossip site! Get a grip.

2384 days ago
9.

Grammar fan    

Aren't we all victims of Fred Durst, really?

Also, LOVED the grammar check!

2384 days ago
10.

rico13    

This Durst who I never heard of until recently has got 'A$$hole' written all over his ugly bearded face!..

2384 days ago
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Homer    

Pleaded just sounds gooder

2384 days ago
12.

notaceleb    

Looks like this nut's, "bizkit," isn't so limp, when he looking for a fight.

2384 days ago
13.

DanDan    

If that clown Durst would've tried that with me, he would've woken up to find half his teeth knocked out. He's an idiot. Always has been. Always will be.

2384 days ago
14.

JJ    

THIS GUY (?) IS A JOKE...NO MORE ARTICLES ON THIS LOSER OR HIS LOSER BAND

2384 days ago
15.

Cat    

Grammar is glamour --

From the Cambridge Dictionary of American English [online]: pled - past simple and past participle of plead

From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary [online]: plead -- Inflected Form(s): pleaded or pled; also plead

From Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary [my bookshelf]: pled -- past tense and past participle of plead

Several other dictionaries confirm the definition of pled as a past tense of plead, with alternate forms plead and pleaded. Nowhere, in any of these dictionaries, is it indicated that pled or plead (as past tense) are incorrect.

Please stop pretending you know everything there is to know about grammar. It only makes you seem like an a-hole.

2384 days ago
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