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    Default Police find dead dog collection when investigating former KISS guitarist for assault


    VINNIE VINCENT: More Arrest Details Revealed; Mug Shot Available - May 23, 2011
    TMZ.com has released more details about former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent's (real name Vincent John Cusano) arrest in Tennessee over the weekend on suspicion of assault.

    Cusano, 58, was charged with one count of aggravated assault on Saturday after his wife Diane accused him of hitting her in the face, throwing her to the ground, and dragging her through broken glass following an argument.

    According to an incident report by Rutherford County Sheriff's Department, when 44-year-old Diane arrived at the police department to report the alleged attack, she was "covered in blood and appeared to be intoxicated because of the strong odor of an intoxicant about her person."

    Diane Cusano told the officers there that she had just escaped from the couple's home after being assaulted by the guitarist after arguing with him about a "female subject [Vincent] had been talking to." Diane also told the cops that she tried to get away, but that Vincent threw her to the ground four more times. The Sheriff's Office then dispatched officers to the home where they found the ex-KISS guitarist and "four sealed containers containing deceased dogs." Diane told the cops that the dogs had been "killed by one of their aggressive dogs."

    Vincent was taken into custody and booked into the Rutherford County Detention Center around 11:30 p.m. Saturday night and was released Sunday after posting $10,000 bond. He is due to appear in court on June 23.

    Diane Cusano was taken to Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro, where she was treated for gashes all over her body, a bloodied nose and badly bruised forehead. She has since been released.

    Vincent replaced lead guitarist Ace Frehley in 1982 and played with KISS for two years. He left the group on bad terms, and later claimed KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley owed him royalties for his work on KISS' 1983 album "Lick It Up", according to the Courthouse News Service. However, a federal judge in Los Angeles ruled against him and awarded the KISS defendants about $66,400 in attorney's fees and $15,400 in costs.

    Last June, Vincent lost his 6th Circuit appeal of an order barring him from seeking bankruptcy protection from paying more than $81,000 to his former bandmates.

    In January, Vincent, in association with Guitarmageddon Guitars, unveiled the official Vinnie Vincent model guitar at the NAMM convention.



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    That is sick who would collect dead animals.

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    Why was he keeping them? That's just gross
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    That's just nasty.

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    Jesus H...seriously? So uncool and so disgusting.

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    Fuck. Just ...fuck.
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    According to him, he was keeping them frozen until he could bury them:

    Message from Vinnie Vincent, former KISS guitarist!

    Dear Everyone,

    I want to thank the many people who sent their well wishes to me through this very hurting time. There is much to say to all of you but the most important thing for me to let you know is that what you have been reading is not true. Irresponsible reporting and fabrication of events that never happened destroys peoples' lives, and that is exactly what has happened. It's very unfortunate we live in times where you're guilty even if you're innocent, but it's the way of the world now.

    It's also sad to me that not only do the media get away with publishing unsubstantiated sensationalized reports that are then taken as "the truth," but people now routinely hide behind their computers and usernames to intentionally inflict enormous damage without consequence, all for their own amusement. What they don't know is the pain they cause will always be greater than their fabrication or exaggeration.

    About my precious dogs:

    My dogs and cat have been, are and will always be the most important thing in my whole life. I love them more than my words can say. I look at dogs and cats as "perfect little people" with loving and unconditional hearts that I believe God gifted to us to help comfort us through our lives, which always seems to be filled with pain in one way or another. I have 20 dogs that were rescued since 1999 from unspeakable and horrible abuse. I never turned my back or said no if a dog or cat needed a loving home. Each one of them is spoiled rotten; great food, love, comfort, care and shelter. They never leave my side and sit with me when I watch videos or when I play my guitar, the sound of which seems to fascinate them.

    Out of my twenty dogs, half of them are big dogs and the others are small. Fencing was put up to separate the big dogs from the little ones who could roam without any problem. One day, without my knowing, some of the big dogs accidently got loose somehow and killed three of my babies. When I found out it was too late. I was shattered and just too devastated for words. I still am and always will be. I will never get over it and I will always live with a pain greater than that of anything I had ever known or ever will know. I wrapped them each in blankets and laid them to rest in "caskets" where I made a cross and wrote the words to "Danny Boy" on their casket.

    The weather had been pretty bad here for awhile and an excavator was planned to come the property to dig up the ground so I could give them a proper burial when this terrible thing happened. I only hope someday we'll be together and I can watch them once again run in the meadows under the deep blue skies. As for the despicable reports regarding my beloved dogs, those who know me know I would never harm any animal as they are God's most beautiful and innocent of creations. I'm a vegetarian because of my respect for all animals.

    For those of you who wrongfully accused and judged me based on these "stories" I understand because I would feel the same way if it was the truth. But it's not the truth. So, to all who perpetuated these cruel and vicious lies may the truth bring you to your senses so you can stop these terrible and unfounded accusations.

    About the domestic situation:

    As you must know, this is a private matter that I cannot comment on at this time. Please don't believe everything you read. I would never hurt anyone-ever. What has been reported is an absolutely inaccurate depiction of the events that occurred that evening. When it's time the truth will be known. In all, God gave me a silver lining to this terrible time by putting a long lost family back together through this tragedy and for that, it was worth what I am going thru. Unfortunately this "incident" caused my loved ones, who suffered through another emotionally devastating experience, to suffer a new burden they didn't need to bear. As much as they are hurting for me and from this, they're still there for me. I am a lucky person.

    I'm an immensely private person and these events have caused me great pain and emotional anguish. I am requesting that you respect my privacy and that of my family during this difficult time and not engage in harmful useless gossip posted on blogs and forums.

    My Music:

    It has been my greatest desire to put out my new music including remixed/remastered tracks that I am very proud of which many of you seem to enjoy, but I have experienced setbacks that hindered and delayed my plans. I am hoping to work through it all and get back on track. I would appreciate it if you could please bear with me.

    About the VINNIE VINCENT MODEL GUITAR:

    My website is in the process of being constructed. Keep watching Youtube for the link to the site and for the video catalog. The Vinnie website will be a fun place to visit with everything Vinnie Vincent: music, photos, and the VINNIE VINCENT GUITAR in all its glory.

    Love to all, Vinnie Vincent
    Vinnie has had trouble following him for a long time. There's a whole string of lawsuits (that he lost) from his time in Kiss, dealing with publishing royalties, songwriting, and performance credits, and conflicting stories about how and why his band after Kiss, the Vinnie Vincent Invasion, no longer had a recording contract after their second album. (Chrysalis Records extended the contract to the rest of the band - everyone BUT Vinnie, and they later became Slaughter.)

    Also, his ex-wife went missing and was found dead in 1998. She worked as an escort, and one of her customers was convicted of manslaughter in the case. (There was never any suggestion that Vinnie Vincent was involved, they'd been split up for years.)

    Vinnie Vincent's Ex-Wife Missing

    Man Convicted Of Killing VINNIE VINCENT's Ex-Wife Has His Appeal Rejected - June 16, 2006

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    Dear Everyone,

    I want to thank the many people who sent their well wishes to me through this very hurting time
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    You assaulted your girlfriend, and keep containers of dead dogs - who in their right mind would show any compassion towards you?


    There is much to say to all of you but the most important thing for me to let you know is that what you have been reading is not true. Irresponsible reporting and fabrication of events that never happened destroys peoples' lives, and that is exactly what has happened. It's very unfortunate we live in times where you're guilty even if you're innocent, but it's the way of the world now.

    Pretty sure what's been reported, assaulting your girlfriend and the police findings can't be exaggerated to the point that the main two points aren't true - because of that little thing called evidence. You know, the pictures, multiple witnesses/authorities on the scene, hospital report, the pictures taken of the wounds of your girlfriend....etc, etc, etc.

    I have 20 dogs that were rescued since 1999 from unspeakable and horrible abuse.
    Then you put them in an environment where they fight each other?

    Out of my twenty dogs, half of them are big dogs and the others are small. Fencing was put up to separate the big dogs from the little ones who could roam without any problem.
    Well, apparently, there was one (problem).

    I only hope someday we'll be together and I can watch them once again run in the meadows under the deep blue skies.


    I would never harm any animal as they are God's most beautiful and innocent of creations. I'm a vegetarian because of my respect for all animals.
    Yet harming a person is ok?


    God.... people suck.

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    wtf???? His attempt to explain did not make anything better.

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    I bet the dead dogs still look better than him.
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    Ugh that is fucked up, what a giant douchebag.
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    Now that's just odd.
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    Wait, what? That picture is him, not his girlfriend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yanna View Post
    Wait, what? That picture is him, not his girlfriend?
    Yeah, that's definitely him, and the fact that he doesn't look banged up at all in his booking photo (just yucky in general) would make me think that it was a beatdown and not a violent fight where both were hurling punches.

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