Oh wow. Deen Castronovo, who is a drummer for the hit band Journey, has been arrested for the second time this month. He was charged with rape, sexual abuse, and other violent acts, and is being held behind bars in Marion County, Oregon.
Deen Castronovo, 49, is behind bars. The Journey drummer was arrested on June 29 and is being held at the Marion County Correctional Facility in Oregon after being charged with rape, sexual abuse, unlawful use of a weapon and coercion. Scary!
On June 14, Deen was arrested for domestic violence, but he was let out on bail. However, upon further investigation, the chargers were much worse, and Deen was once again taken into custody, where he’s being held without bail. He’s expected in court June 30.
After his domestic violence arrest, Deen was kicked off Journey’s tour, and has been replaced by Omar Hakim. He has also been banned from having any contact with the woman he allegedly assaulted — a term from his June 14 arrest’s release agreement. This news is seriously scary and we hope justice is served for Deen’s victim.
Deen joined Journey in 1998, but he’s also performed with Cacophony, Bad English, Wild Dogs, Dr. Mastermind, Hardline and Black Sabbath. Additionally, he’s done backing music for Ozzy Osbourne, Paul Rodgers, and more. But it looks like he’ll be taking quite a break from that music career after this scary situation.
HollywoodLifers, are you surprised by Deen’s arrest?
— Alyssa Norwin