Charlie Benante’s Assault Escalates to the Courtroom
Last Friday night, Charlie Benante, drummer for Anthrax, was assaulted several times by one Mrs. Benante during an altercation at a teenager’s baseball match. An altercation that sent him to the emergency room with a gash at the back of his head that required several staples to close. A fascinating story which will be concluded in the Elkhart County courtroom this Friday, August 3rd.
Charlie Benante‘s lawyer pipes up:
Mr. Benante and his six-year old daughter Mia had traveled to Elkart, IN to meet Mrs. Benante and her 17-year old son who was participating in a weekend baseball series. At some point, words were exchanged between Mr. Benante, Mrs. Benante and her male companion that led to a scuffle. Mrs. Benante hit Mr. Benante in the face, he pushed her away, and as he turned around to leave with Mia, Mrs. Benante assaulted him from behind, hitting him multiple times on the back of his head with a cell phone. Police were called, and both Mr. Benante and Mrs. Benante were detained for domestic battery in front of a child.
Mr. Benante is understandably distraught by this incident and that his daughter, who he dotes on, witnessed it.