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Poison's Rikki Rockett

Arrested on Rape Warrant

3/28/2008 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0328_rikki_rockett_fm-1The drummer for everyone's fave 80's hair band, Poison, was arrested Monday on a rape warrant out of Mississippi as he got off a flight from New Zealand at LAX.

46-year-old Rikki Rockett was busted by the Airport Division of the LAPD as he was going through customs. As the LA Daily News first reported, Rockett, a former hairdresser whose real name is Richard Ream, was transported to the L.A. County Jail, where he was booked on a felony fugitive sexual assault warrant out of Neshoba County, Mississippi. Where Rockett is exactly right now we don't know.

Information about the warrant and specific charges was not immediately available.

Rockett and singer Bret Michaels -- high school classmates -- founded Poison together. He was in New Zealand to reunite and perform with other original members of the band at Rock2Wellington, a huge heavy metal show.

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61.

Pommie Mommie    

Kelli, do you have nothing better to do with your time than post here to get attetnion?? Sad.

As far as Rikki Rockett, I cannot and will not believe this is true in a million years. This man does not have a violent bone in his body! I know Rikki from his tireless efforts in Pennsylvania to wipe out puppy mills in the Amish areas and his passionate animal advocacy. EVERY year, he gives his time to lead the annual Puppymill Awareness Day in PA abd I have talked to him at great leangths about the situation and his devotion to the cause. He is a loving and gentle man with a heart of gold. Never will I believe he is capable of rape. And the last time I spolke with him this past September, he was preparing to marry his girlfriend and they were both very happy. SOMEONE is trying to smear his name.. Shame on them! Anyone who has any contact with Rikki will know this just isnt so.

Stand strong, Rikki.

From Pommie Mommie

2397 days ago
62.

OG from tha Cali bay Area    

I met the guys from Poison at a little club in Oakland at the height of thier fame (1988). They thought they were the best thing since sliced bread and that they were entitled to sex with me n my girls. They had to look elsewhere that night lol,. If they were so nasty then, I can't see how they grew up to be squeeky clean citizens. I bet he thought she meant yes when she said no or he thought there was no reason for her to say no. Either way dummy...no means no.

2397 days ago
63.

Kelli    

I enjoy Kellis comments pommie mommie. Your the sad one for being jealous. She is one of the few Females around here with a sense of humor. With that said I doubt any accusation until it is proven.

2397 days ago
64.

A friend of a friend!    

As said by many in the entertainment industry " The price of fame is high". Even if your not in the limelight as you once were, there will always be someone out there who thinks they can get rich by being an aquaintance. Maybe this girl should try getting a job verses trying to get her second of fame and a part of something that does not belong to anyone but Rikki. She needs to remember what comes around goes around. God does not like ugly!!!!!! Good luck Rikki. You are in out thoughts and prayers!

2397 days ago
65.

L.B    

bunch of crap i say!! dont believe it have to agree with XOLianaXO just some chick that is out for some extra money

2397 days ago
66.

amy    

I do not think for one min that he raped anybody. I live in Mississippi and I know how these girls are here. Rightous on Sunday and party on the weekends.

2397 days ago
67.

Chitown    

You got to be kidding me! This guy's real name is Richard Ream. He was born to do porn with a name like that! Hilarious!

2397 days ago
68.

Amazing T!    

Back in the day, Women lined up to get raped by a member of Poison- Now poor Rikki Rocket can't even get a Hick from Mississippi to give it up willingly!
That's just sad... Imagine what Bobby Dahl has to do for a hookup these days...GEESH!

2397 days ago
69.

Stacey    

This is so not true!!!!

2397 days ago
70.

HDK    

Just a correction, Rikki & Bret were NOT high school classmates. Rikki attended Cedar Cliff High School in Camp Hill, PA (also my alma mater), and Bret went to Mechanicsburg High School in Mechanicsburg, PA.

2397 days ago
71.

OhHellYeah    

No Waaaaaay! I don't buy it. If you are a Poison fan and know aaaaanything about the band members you would know to wait for the rest of the story.

2397 days ago
72.

There is no such thing as reality tv    

Kelli, you are an idiot.

2397 days ago
73.

divalasvegas    

#68 Watch Pulp Fiction much? Isn't that pretty much Ving Rame's line after the rape scene, word for word?

2397 days ago
74.

Lynne    

This story is exactly that. A STORY, some opportunist trying to get something for nothing. Rockett is not that type of person, he has not one single violent bone in his body, I don't even think he' capable of getting angry to that point. This is total CRAP. whoever this PERSON is, she needs to do the right thing, this could ruin the rest of this man's life.

2397 days ago
75.

Holly S    

This is total BS.... Rikki would never rape anyone.... He is such an amazing person... He is one of the last few good guys left... I am sure that there will not be anything coming of this accusation.... It's a bitter jealous groupie bitch who is unhappy w/ her own life and furious Rikki is engaged..

2397 days ago
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