CARTERVILLE, IL (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Juggalo Gathering LLC, the company that produces the Gathering of the Juggalos concerts, said on Wednesday that neither it nor the band Insane Clown Posse was responsible for an incident in which Tila Tequila, the reality television star and singer, was attacked by fans after taking the stage at the festival on Saturday.
Tila wasn't the only one targeted by the Juggalos, Method Man got a taste too.
After some unidentified flying object hit him on the face, causing him a bloody wound during his performance at the Gathering of the Juggalos festival this past weekend, Method Man told TMZ he is planning on suing.
Juggalo Gathering LLC released the following statement:
"Although what happened to Tila Tequila at the 11th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos is extremely unfortunate, Juggalo Gathering, LLC and Insane Clown Posse are not responsible.
Ms. Tequila was made aware, in advance, of her unpopularity with many Juggalos at the Gathering, but she insisted on performing.
She was even paid in full before her performance, and was told that she did not have to perform, but if she did decide to perform, she could leave the stage the minute that she felt uncomfortable. Gathering's head of security told her that it was unsafe to go on stage, and recommended that she leave the Gathering grounds.
Despite warnings and already being paid without being required to perform, Ms. Tequila made the decision to go onto the stage and perform. As soon as her show started the crowd began to boo heavily and throw garbage. It was immediately obvious that she was not welcome. Her injuries were only sustained because of her refusal to leave the stage.
After several minutes, she even removed her top, exposing herself, which seemed to mock and further antagonize the crowd. Finally, Gathering security pulled her off of the stage. Soon after, she was escorted to her car, and was driven safely off of the Gathering grounds."
In an interview with E!, Tila spoke out about the event.
"Everyone started booing," she described, "and I was like, 'Alright, this is a violent and tough crowd,' so I went out there just to try and have fun…But immediately before I got up there, things were being thrown, there was so much stuff being thrown, besides just beer bottles."
Tequila said she kept tripping over things, and at one point, she "looked down and saw human poop."
"These weren't fans or people that are like, 'Let's embarrass her and boo her off stage,' but looking at these people, or monsters, whatever they are, they looked very angry and violent," Tequila reported to E!. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers