Kasabian’s Tom Meighan ‘regrets everything’ after assaulting his girlfriend

Kasabian rockstar Tom Meighan has spoken for the first time since being convicted of assaulting his girlfriend, Vikki Ager.

The singer was later booted out of the group, slapped with 200 hours of unpaid work and an 18-month community order after pleading guilty at Leicester Magistrates' Court.

Both Tom, 39, and Vikki are now looking towards their future and leaving the attack in the past and hope to rebuild his rockstar career.

The couple claims that the assault wasn't a violent domestic assault as implied in court but instead a drunken squabble, reports Cornwall Live.

Vikki, who stood by Tom and pleaded for the charges to be dropped was left with swelling to her eye, a head injury and bruising to her knees and elbows.

Despite her pleas, the case had already been passed on to the Crown Prosecution Service who continued with the case at trial.

Speaking of the night, he told the publication: "We had too much to drink, I regret everything that happened that night – what I can remember of it, I don't condone it – it's horrific. I love my partner to pieces.

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"I was at a boiling point in my life – I didn't know where things were heading. I was drowning myself with drink because of my problems and things going on around me."

Tom added: "We had a fight and I took the brunt for it, I was fully responsible for what happened but we love each other and we're getting over it."

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The Fire vocalist continued to say that he was at the "lowest point" of his life.

"I felt dead, I was a corpse walking around. I felt like I'd died on the day of the court case. I couldn't get any lower, the media made it a thing, but I have a conscience and I say to Vix how sorry I am about it," he said.

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Vikki added: "He apologises daily. He really does. A lot of people have arguments and ours got taken to an extreme level.

"I gave as good as I got. We were both fighting. We were really drunk and I don't normally drink, it was more of a squabble, it wasn't domestic violence."

After the sentencing in July, Kasabian issued a statement reading: "As soon as we found out about the charges against Tom, we as a band made the decision we could no longer work with him."

He will no longer make a profit from any of the bands business, including music royalties and merchandise.

For support, you can contact the National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247 or other services, available here.

For emotional support, you can call the Samaritans 24-hour helpline on 116 123, email [email protected], visit a Samaritans branch in person or go to the Samaritans website.

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