Punk Icon 'Good-looking Dick' Manitoba Arrested For Home Assault

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Punk rock legend Richard (Good-looking Dick) Manitoba has been arrested for assaulting his former home accomplice.

In keeping with police data, Manitoba, the 64-year-old entrance man for seminal rockers the Dictators, with charged final week with choking his 51-year-old ex-girlfriend Zoe Hansen with whom he shares entry to a big, rent-stabilized East Village house.

He faces three counts of third-degree assault and one depend every of legal obstruction of respiratory or blood circulation and second-degree harassment.

In keeping with the police report, obtained by Every day Information reporters Shayna Jacobs and Graham Rayman, Hansen was “crying, with tears streaming down her face and her physique shaking,” when officers arrived. She advised the cops: “He bit me. He bit my nostril. He grabbed my neck and utilized strain.”

Manitoba and Hansen have a teenage son from their 16-year relationship. Nonetheless, based on the alleged sufferer’s Fb web page, they haven’t been romantically concerned for the previous eight years.

The arrest, which we’re advised concerned greater than a dozen officers, occurred on the the couple’s house on Sixth St. and First Ave., a brief stroll from Manitoba’s bar on Avenue B. The pair co-owns the bar. Manitoba was arraigned Friday and is due again in Manhattan Prison court docket on March 26.

On Tuesday, Hansen posted — then quickly after deleted — a Fb message briefly detailing the alleged assault and warranted associates that she’d fled their house. We’re advised that she’s been staying with associates within the space.

The Dictators shaped in 1973 and had been a part of the CBGB punk scene that produced bands together with the Ramones, the Speaking Heads and Blondie. Manitoba hosted a long-running radio present on SiriusXM’s Underground Storage station, which is run by E Road Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt, who can be an investor in Manitoba’s bar. The present went on hiatus three weeks in the past.

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Hansen mentioned: “I’ll know Richard for the remainder of my life as a result of we have now a baby collectively and it makes me very unhappy he’s become this type of individual. I by no means thought he’d harm me this manner.”

Manitoba declined to remark.

With Shayna Jacobson, Graham Rayman, Brian Niemietz

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