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John Lyndon Defended Himself Against Duffy

July 8, 2010 (9:19 am) GMT
'She leapt on my back. I'm not a maypole for her to go swinging off,' the Sex Pistol rocker said in reference to 2008 MOJO Awards incident.
John Lyndon Defended Himself Against Duffy

Punk rocker John Lyndon has defended himself after lashing out at Welsh singer at a 2008 awards ceremony, insisting he reacted violently after she "leapt" on him. The "Mercy" hitmaker was collecting a trophy for Song of the Year at London's MOJO Awards two years ago when the frontman - also known as Johnny Rotten - pinned her against a wall.

She later said, "He'd been heckling me when I went to pick up an award, shouting 'Duffo', 'Up the Duffy', things like that - nice! When I picked up the award, I had to walk past him so I went to say hi and suddenly he had me pinned against the wall. I just went white and had to get away."

But Lydon insists the scuffle was a result of Duffy jumping on him. He tells Britain's The Sun, "She leapt on my back. I'm not a maypole for her to go swinging off. Until you know who is doing that you are in a compromising position. If you want to say hello to me, then stand in front of me and say hello."

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