Published Feb 05, 2010Now that Noel Gallagher is no longer a member of Oasis, he has a lot more free time on his hands. In fact, so much time that the guitarist is currently planning to travel to Toronto to testify against Daniel Sullivan, the man who allegedly attacked him during a performance at the Virgin Music Festival in September 2008.
The Globe and Mail reports that the Crown requested that the trial be delayed to allow Gallagher time to travel and deliver his victim impact statement in person. The judge granted the request, although defence lawyer John Collins contested the decision, stating, "Mr. Sullivan has had this like an albatross around his neck for one and a half years. He and his family have suffered difficult and emotional distress."
Sullivan has already pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm, so Gallagher's appearance is presumably an attempt to make the sentence as harsh as possible.
After the initial incident, the guitarist complained of pain, and was forced to cancel the five remaining shows on the Oasis tour.
Whatever sentence Sullivan receives, he should be grateful that it's not up to Liam Gallagher, who previously said, "If it was up to me, I'd have cut his [the attacker's] dick off and made him eat it."