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    Question Machel claims innocence as Pollonais remains vague on Zen beating

    Soca star Machel Montano, and Zen beating victim Russell Pollonais both made statements to the press yesterday in Trinidad, to present their versions of that eventful night at Zen, which appears to be happening with greater frequency these days.

    Machel claims innocence as Pollonais remains vague on Zen beating :: ttgapers.com

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    Question Full statement from Machel Montano on Zen incident

    We present to you the full and uncut statement from Machel Montano concerning the events in which he is being implicated for the beating of Russell Pollonais outside Zen nightclub in Port Of Spain, Trinidad.

    Full statement from Machel Montano on Zen incident :: ttgapers.com

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    This STORY is just too PERFECT.

    I DOH BELIEVE IT

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    guilty as charged

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    Club fracas victim: soca artiste wanted blood that night

    BY SASCHA WILSON
    T'dad Guardian, Friday May 4, 2007


    RUSSELL Pollonais, who was hospitalised after a fracas at Zen
    nighclub on April 26, is insisting that he was attacked and beaten by
    a popular soca artiste and his entourage. "We tried to apologise for
    the drink that spilled.., but all he wanted that night was blood. It
    look like only when I was on the floor he (the soca artiste) was
    satisfied," Pollonais said during a press conference at attorney
    Anand Ramlogan's office in San Fernando, yesterday.

    It was the first time that Pollonais, who was discharged from
    hospital on Monday, spoke out about the incident in which he was
    allegedly beaten unconscious. His friend Brandis Brown, 21, also
    claimed to have been beaten by a soca performer, who allegedly
    smashed a glass in his eye. Pollonais, 24, of Princes Town, said he
    was a big fan of the soca entertainer, but is determined to see this
    matter through to the legal end. "...You cannot just beat up
    innocent people. You cannot expect to be above the law," he said.

    Recalling the incident, Pollonais said one of the girls liming with
    them accidentally spilled her drink on a popular entertainer. He
    said "everybody started apologising to him," but the bouncers
    escorted them out of the club. Pollonais said the girls were at the
    bottom of the steps outside the club when an entertainer and his
    entourage stormed out and confronted them. He said the entertainer
    then slapped one of the girls. "These girls start to retaliate. He
    (artiste) was swinging at the girls."

    Pollonais said the entertainer' s bodyguards took him by a car
    opposite the club. He said that was when Brown approached the
    entertainer and asked him why he slapped the girl. He said the
    entertainer and about ten to 15 men began beating Brown. Pollonais
    said he managed to pull him away and they all began to run down
    Pembroke Street.

    Pollonais said he realised two of his friends were missing and he ran
    back for them. On his way back, he was confronted by an
    entertainer. "I told him I don't want no trouble. He (the soca
    entertainer) and about 15 men ran into me and started beating me. I
    was just blocking lash and I blacked out." Pollonais said he still
    experiences headaches. He said he is awaiting the results of a CAT
    scan which was done while he was hospitalised. Ramlogan said he had
    filed an application under the Freedom of Information Act to get the
    results of all the tests performed on Pollonais while he was hospitalised.

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    I like how he say the girl try throw her bottom at him

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    Interesting Account...lots of use of slang.

    Full Statement from Machel Montano on Zen Incident
    Friday, May 04, 2007 - 12:18 PM


    We present to you the full and uncut statement from Machel Montano
    concerning the events in which he is being implicated for the beating of
    Russell Pollonais outside Zen nightclub in Port Of Spain, Trinidad.

    My name is Machel Montano. I am 32 years of age and I am an entertainer.
    This is my account of what transpired at Zen nightclub in Port Of Spain in the
    early hours of Thursday, 26 April, 2007.

    Earlier that night, that is to say on Wednesday, 25 April, 2007, I attended an
    appreciation function at Zen's Rooftop. This was a function hosted by Xtatik
    Limited thanking all those who had taken part in the Madison Square Garden
    event, the 2007 album, the AC5 show and the HD bus.

    This was a big year for us and those events have opened a lot of
    opportunities for my group and for soca as an international genre.

    This was our chance to thank all the people who had helped and supported
    us and to let them see how we are trying to create a movement that would
    encourage cultural exchange and bring harmony to different peoples. The
    event was very successful.

    My friend Marvin Fermin (he is also my personal assistant/driver) and I left
    the function probably around 10.30 pm. We usually go by Kernal Roberts
    (Katch) to pass time before heading out to lime.

    This night was no different. The lime was me, Marvin; Kernal Roberts,
    drummer, musical director and songwriter; Joel Fevek (Zan), a singer who
    tours with me both as a solo artist and songwriter; Rodney le Blanc (Benjai),
    he and I write together on an almost daily basis; Jason Ragoo (Snoop), a sort
    of family relative/friend who, lives by Kernal; Tishard Barrington, a friend and
    sometimes writer; and Bill Moore.

    We sat down by Kernal, by the piano and also the pool. We limed at
    Rainorama in Diego Martin until about 12.30 am on Thursday, 26 April, 2007.

    The group of us mentioned above then went to Zen since we hoped to hook
    up with some foreign guys and girls who we met when we were leaving the
    appreciation function. They were going into Zen as we were heading out.
    Those persons (two guys and two girls) had indicated to me that they were
    foreign students doing an exchange programme at UWI on soca music and
    they had just completed a project about me.

    When we arrived at Zen we headed straight to the centre bar in the general
    admission area. The VIP was closed that night. As anticipated, we met up
    with the foreign students who were from Michigan. They were the first people
    we got to hang out with. One of the girls name was Tricia.

    The crowd in Zen that night was kind of small. I noticed that the front
    portion of the bar to the stage was kind of empty and I chose to hang
    around by that spot as my liming area that night since I felt safe and
    comfortable there.

    My security detail which usually comprises three to four persons was not with
    me that night because I wanted to relax and mingle privately.

    I was dancing with one of the foreign girls who we met and after a while I
    got tired of this and moved away. I went by the bar to be by myself.

    While facing the bar, as I stood up, a girl came and grabbed me from behind.
    I had seen this girl earlier. She was a sort of dougla. Not fair, but not dark.
    She was kind of busty. I would describe her as thick and big bottomed. She
    and her group had been partying around us and I remember making eye
    contact with her.

    This girl came behind me and started wining on me. I didn't do anything. I
    just stood there because that is something that happens to me a lot. She
    finished wining on me and stepped close to me. She said in my ear "yuh know
    is me who was dancing with you just now." I said yes and that was it. She
    went her way and I went off to talk to a couple friends.

    Now from the time I came into the club there was this fella in a stripe shirt
    who kept coming by me and saying things. He kept pushing his head in my
    face and speaking in a garbled manner. This guy was short and of African
    descent. He appeared to be drunk.

    I moved away. I kept constantly away from this guy but somehow it would
    happen that he would get close to me. I remember going and saying to
    Marvin "that guy there looking like he trying to cause trouble... let's keep an
    eye on that."

    After chatting with friends and dancing with a couple of girls I just wanted to
    stand and relax for a little while. While doing that the same dougla girl and
    some other girls came back by me trying to wine on me again.

    I had on a pair of long shoes and they were mashing my foot on occasions. I
    eventually asked them "Is there any way all you could shift a lil bit," —
    because there was nowhere else I could retreat to since the bar was behind
    me.

    They didn't take me on but continued dancing around me. The dougla girl
    tried to throw her bottom on me. I moved away. This seemed to have
    irritated her because she asked me "wha happen?" I explained that it was not
    like that. It's just that I was not feeling to dance with anybody at that
    moment, and that I was just taking a little moment for myself.

    Just then a friend of mine, Maleka Gonzales, came up to me. She and I then
    started dancing together.

    While Maleka and I were dancing, the dougla girl and the guy in the blue
    stripe shirt started dancing around us. I just feel wetness on me and then I
    see it on Maleka. Her pants were soaked and I was wet too. There was a
    glass on the floor and a lot of ice around me and Maleka.

    I went to speak to the guy about throwing the drink and he lunged at me. I
    pushed him off and the Zen security came and took the guy away.

    As security was taking the guy in the stripe shirt out of the club all the other
    people who was with him started to follow him out. In his crew I remember
    seeing the dougla girl among the group. There was also a tall girl, a fat girl,
    and a dark-skinned girl with glasses. They were all fretting and carrying on
    while heading out with the guy.

    I stayed inside the club talking to Maleka. As far as I was aware everything
    had died down and settled down. Sometime after Kernal then came to me and
    said that there were people outside carrying on and cussing. He felt we
    should leave because they were causing a scene outside the club. We then
    left the club.

    To my surprise, when we reached the staircase we encountered a group of
    about 15 people who started cursing and abusing us. The dark-skinned girl
    with glasses was carrying on about how she had spent $400 to go to my
    show and another $100 to come here. The fat girl was also cursing and
    making a lot of noise.

    At some point someone pelted a side of shoe at me. One of the girls also spat
    at us. All I said is "why all ya doh go home because all ya didn't see
    anything." I was referring to the incident which took place in the club earlier.

    Some guys who were with the girls (one of whom I now recognise from the
    newspapers reports to be Brandis Brown) were also hurling insults at us and
    saying things.

    At one point, Snoop was facing me and he threw the contents of the cup
    that was in his hand up into the air (he did not throw the Styrofoam cup). I
    think that Brandis Brown is the fella who got wet from the drink. Brandis
    Brown said ‘nah!' Then he and others grabbed Snoop and pulled him to one
    side.

    At this point three or four members of Zen Security surrounded me. They
    carried me across the street and had me against a fence. I believe that they
    did this to protect me.

    I don't know what happened after at the entrance. At one point I remember
    seeing the girls approaching in my direction and the security holding them
    back. This made the girls more irate. Tishard and Marvin were there with me.

    Tishard told the girls that they should go home. But they kept on cussing and
    carrying on. The security restrained one of the girls but she got away and
    spat at me. The spit landed on Tishard who was in front of me. Tishard raised
    his hand as if to hit the girl at which point the security let the girl go and
    tackled Tishard.

    When security was holding Tishard I told them that "is she who spit on us...
    all ya not protecting us." At this point, I looked across to my right and I saw
    a fella on the ground. I was in the middle of the street and the fella on the
    ground was more on the left side. He was about 15 to 20 feet away from me.
    I have no idea as to what actually happened to cause him to be on the
    ground.

    Marvin said let's go and I went with him. There were still a lot of people
    milling around in the area when we left. I went straight home from there. I
    was not involved in any fight outside of Zen.

    I heard several and different versions of what happened in the media. I was
    scheduled to leave T&T on Friday morning (27 April) to go to Barbados to
    perform at the Brian Lara farewell (end of Cricket World Cup). I wanted to
    make sure that the police heard from me what had happened before leaving.

    Although I was not approached by the police, I went to the Belmont Police
    Station about 7.00 pm on Thursday, 26 April.

    I met police officers there. I sat down and waited for an hour. Then an
    officer (who I think was a Superintendent) asked me to bear with them
    because they had been at this all day.

    I hadn't eaten and was very tired due to lack of sleep. However, I sat and
    waited for about another hour. When they came back I asked if it was okay if
    I could leave now and return another day. The police said it was.

    I have read the above statement and the contents stated in it are true and
    correct.

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    lol, coulda come wit at least a more convincing story ^^^^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phnix 7.6(N) View Post
    lol, coulda come wit at least a more convincing story ^^^^^
    it sounding made up eh!

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    "I had on a pair of long shoes and they were mashing my foot on occasions
    I eventually asked them "Is there any way all you could shift a lil bit,"



    That statement right there is his conviction every woman pun da mix know when ya have on tight shoes and somebody mash ya foot ya just want ta kill deem......
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    i believe that story....machel didn't beat the guy up somebody else did

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAHTEE View Post
    "I had on a pair of long shoes and they were mashing my foot on occasions
    I eventually asked them "Is there any way all you could shift a lil bit,"



    That statement right there is his conviction every woman pun da mix know when ya have on tight shoes and somebody mash ya foot ya just want ta kill seem......
    I find his whole recap of what happen to be joke......he real going into ting dat ent have nuttn to do wid de story......one set ah fluff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinikiz View Post
    it sounding made up eh!
    D man sound like he innocent and was d victim dat didnt end up in d hospital after gettin the shit stomped out of him. Maybe they did fack with him like groupies usually do, but that story way too onesided.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinikiz View Post
    I find his whole recap of what happen to be joke......he real going into ting dat ent have nuttn to do wid de story......one set ah fluff
    At least you know the man has many talents...story telling is one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinikiz View Post
    I find his whole recap of what happen to be joke......he real going into ting dat ent have nuttn to do wid de story......one set ah fluff
    But don't everyone do that when confronted by police.........

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