Country Singer Comments On Lawsuit

Country music star John Michael Montgomery has issued a statement in response to a lawsuit against him from a former Lexington police officer.

Joshua Cromer arrested Montgomery for D.U.I. in February of 2006.

Montgomery made an Alford plea in the case, which means there is enough evidence to convict him while he maintains his innocence.

Now, Cromer is suing Montgomery for slander; claiming the singer made several false allegations against him to the police department's internal affairs unit.

Now, in a response to his fans on a country music website; Montgomery says he will vigorously defend against the quote "unfounded allegations."


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  • by mel Location: lex on Aug 23, 2007 at 09:26 AM
    Is my memory gone or didn't he post pictures of the arrest and comments about both that and other arrests, as well as jokes about handicapped kids, on his Myspace page? I mean, aside from comments from his friends (which should have been removed), didn't he actually edit his Myspace page to include pics and comments that only he could have placed there?
  • by Amanda Location: Lexington on Aug 23, 2007 at 06:58 AM
    They were posted as comments on his page, you dont have to know someones password to post a comment on their page, true he should have removed them, but he didnt, does this mean he should loose his job...i think not. Cromer is not interested in "a piece of the celebrity pie" he would never have sued JMM if JMM hadnt caused him to loose his job, now he is suing the city, and JMM. Do you know that other Lexington cops have been caught driving under the influence, looking at adult websites at work, failed drug screens, and the list goes on, why do they still have their job and Cromer does not? Surely it couldnt be because JMM is a celebrity and uses his money and power to put himself above the law????
  • by Anonymous on Aug 23, 2007 at 06:02 AM
    The Lexington Police would not have bothered Montgomery without a reason. Famous people think they can get away with anything. It's time they were shown that they can't.
  • by Darlene Location: Ky on Aug 21, 2007 at 08:39 PM
    Well I know the Montgomery's but I have to say...Drinking and Driving is a BIG no no for me. I hate that this got nasty like this because in the long run people are hurt by it. Both need to grow and be a man. As far as Cromer not posting the comments to his site....well hello but that is WHY noone else should know your PASSWORD. I wish both parties the best.
  • by are you serious?? on Aug 21, 2007 at 06:03 PM
    To "me" So, you think posting something on MySpace is just as bad as driving drunk? I can see how MySpace postings endanger innocent lives. ???
  • by Bob Location: Nicholasville on Aug 21, 2007 at 04:03 PM
    Someone else posted the pictures and comments to CROMER'S "MYSPACE" are you kidding me? Do you know how myspace works? That is not possible unless Cromer supplied them with his pass words, which still makes him accountable. Look, Cromer messed up and it backfired. JMM messed up, he admitted that he messed up and paid his dues. He didn't sue the policeman that CLEARLY violated his rights in numerous ways. Now that the policeman's actions have caused him trouble, he wants to sue someone and this is only happening because of who it is. Someone makes it big and people wait in the weeds to take it away. Let me ask this, when the police get it wrong and arrest the wrong person, who pays then? Not the Police, they have sovereign immunity. This cop made a stupid mistake. He needs to learn from it and move on, plain and simple.
  • by Fat Kid Location: Lexington on Aug 21, 2007 at 02:07 PM
    JMM was ham,mered that night and got behind the wheel, drove and was rude while out a ACS. what do you expect, money does buy you everything even the pink slip for a (edited) good officer. and we as society tend to hate the law enforcement community except when they are helping out ourselves. i like new not old new and the court system is to soft on harsh crimes, smack both hands and reinstate the officer and make JMM spend his money and get a limo driver who will be more resposible for him
  • by me Location: winchester on Aug 21, 2007 at 10:46 AM
    It is true there is two sides to every story... But for anyone to say that cromer didn't put the information on his myspace account that someone else did it is funny. If you have proof of a different IP address logging in and doing this dirty deed then bring it to court if not then cromer is just as guilty of doing what he did as JMM is of doing what he did.
  • by Just me Location: KY on Aug 21, 2007 at 08:33 AM
    You are right - if it hadn't been JMM, he wouldn't be suing. Vice versa, if it hadn't been JMM, this police officer would still have his job. JMM made sure to do everything he could to throw the guilt to Cromer, to make himself look like less of a has-been alcoholic who got caught for DUI. The MySpace thing was a mistake, but again, Cromer did not post this. Hey JMM-go back to selling lots in Jessamine County. Your music career was over about 10 years ago (edited)
  • by Jay Location: SE KY on Aug 21, 2007 at 06:18 AM
    If it hadn't been John Michael would the officer had sued??? Everyone wants a piece of the celebrity pie.
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