Former Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan pleads guilty to domestic violence

The band had announced the singer's departure over 'personal issues' on Monday

One day after Kasabian announced that Tom Meighan had left the band over “personal issues,” the former frontman pleaded guilty to assaulting his ex-fiancee. The 39-year-old singer admitted to assaulting Vikki Ager during an incident that took place on April 9, 2020.

Meighan was handed an 18-month community order and will be required to work 200 hours of volunteer service, in addition to a short rehab stint and cover a pair of minimal costs for a victim surcharge and prosecution fee.

Kasabian announced Meighan’s sudden departure on the band’s social media accounts on Monday.

Prosecutor Naeem Valli said that the assault was witnessed by a child, who in turn called authorities. CCTV footage of the incident was played for the court. Ager suffered bruising in various parts of her body and reddening around the neck as a result of the assault.

Guitarist Serge Pizzorno and bassist Chris Edwards as the only remaining founding members of Kasabian.

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