Ian Watkins's Ex-Girlfriend Repeatedly Warned Police About Singer's Pedophilia For Four Years

Watkin's parents left in state of shock.

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As the world is still very much in a state of shock following the confessions of Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins's during his child rape trial, Watkins' ex-girlfriend Joanna Majic stepped in and informed the media that she had constantly been warning the police about the singer's dark fantasies for four years, but to no avail. As the Mirror reports, 38-year-old former call-girl had an on-off relationship with the vocalist from 2006. Majic insists Watkins never paid for sex as they ultimately became a couple; however, everything changed for good as the singer opened up about his fetish. "Everything changed for us when he confided in me that he wanted to abuse children in 2008," Joanna said. "I went straight to South Wales police then and made a complaint but they ignored me and said I needed evidence. I warned them this man was a danger to young kids but I think they thought I was just a trouble maker." Majic went on to blame the authorities for being highly inefficient. "I couldn't believe how indifferent the police were, it was like they were taking his side and dismissing me as some stalker," she explained. "I told Ian I had gone to the police and we argued but he was so cocky, he did not think the police would touch him and he was right." She continued, "It was then I realized I had to turn off any feelings I had for him and turn on my escort mode. I had to treat him as any other client and try and get as much evidence as I could while pretending to be whatever it was he wanted me to be. I was determined to save more children from this monster." Joanna further explained that Watkins targeted his fanbase on purpose, especially young mothers. But how he had managed to actually persuade someone to allow him the abuse of their own children still very much baffles Majic. "He targeted them deliberately because they were easy prey to him," she said. "Somehow, I have no idea how, he managed to persuade them to let them offer up their own kids to be abused. He sucked them in with his charm like he did all the girls but by 2012 I knew he was out of control." Finally, the singer's ex-girlfriend expressed her fears that the number of Watkins' victims is much greater than two. "His arrest was four years too late for me," she said. "I wonder how many other victims there are out there because from what I knew of Ian Watkins I'd be shocked if he only tried this with two women." Meanwhile, it was confirmed by the police that Watkins' laptop password was "if--kkids," Huffington Post reports. The singer's parents also reacted, expressing utter shock and disbelief for Watkins' actions. As Daily Mail reports, the vocalist was raised by church minister John Davies and his wife Elaine in a Baptist manse in Pontypridd, South Wales. He showed musical talent from early age and was a straight-A student. "This is so hard. It's overwhelming. It has affected every aspect of our lives," Mr. Davis said about Watkins, who had also achieved a first class honors degree and refused to do drugs and drink in the early career stages. "It’s the first thing a parent asks themselves - where did we go wrong? What happened?" Davis continued, "Ian was loved, cherished, encouraged and nurtured. We did our best. He was a normal happy young lad who grew up in the Valleys in a loving family which had no more problems than anybody else has. I don't know how this will turn out. I don't know whether he will be remembered for years to come as somebody infamous and evil - like a sort of Jimmy Savile character. I hope not. "When the CPS spoke and the clerk read out the allegations, Elaine and I just sat there and our jaws dropped," he added. "We could not believe what we were hearing. It was devastating. We thought, 'There must be some mistake here. There must be some reason for this. There's no way that this is true.' We just left the magistrates' court in a state of absolute despair and shock. "Although no family is perfect, there is nothing we can put our finger on," Davis concluded. "This has just horrified all of us." Watkins pleaded guilty to a series of disturbing child sex offenses, including abuse, indecent touching, oral and full sex, as well as urinating on babies and underage teenage girls. As reported, he wasn't alone in his crimes, since mothers of abused children were also involved in heinous acts. More details here.

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    thenextkirk92
    Have fun where he's going. Also it's pretty disappointing seeing people writing horrible stuff on their FB page, calling them all paedophiles.
    InfernalFender
    It does suck for the band, since they'll forever be associated with that guy. I can't imagine what it's like for the parents, though. I mean, obviously there's unconditional love for family... but how do you go on loving someone you raised your entire life after you find out all that shit actually happened? That must be such a hard place to be stuck in.
    Baia
    his family seemed like good people, asking where they went wrong and stuff, i guess he simply became this way because of himself. now about the police situation, i can't really blame them for ignoring a call girl but still when the accusations are of child abuse they should at least investigate
    thevikings
    Ive honestly never heard of lostprophets. So this doesnt really effect me. Although that guy is going to be pounded and harassed or killed in prison, so be thankful for that. This is a day of thanks.
    spantz01
    anyone who's is saying that you've had enough of these articles shut leave now!! this is the only way something like this can be fought. by being reminded and reminded to us. Its no use if you read this article and just be oh shit wow and then go back to your normal self. This shit is shocking. If the band is smart enough, they should retire their albums from being sold.
    Skort Zial
    I wouldn't be surprised if he came out of jail dead....tbh I'm not sure many people would mind
    mitchy86
    what shocks me the most about this article is why the hell she would continue to stay with him for as long as she did after finding out about it all.
    ismellfunny13
    She continued, "It was then I realized I had to turn off any feelings I had for him and turn on my escort mode. I had to treat him as any other client and try and get as much evidence as I could while pretending to be whatever it was he wanted me to be. I was determined to save more children from this monster."
    BjarnedeGraaf
    But what the article doesn't tell you is: Did she GET evidence? I don't think she has, or she would've went to the police a 2nd time right? other questions that rise up to me, which she doesn't say is: 1. Why would you warn the police, but not warn any of the people that know him, or people living in the neighburhood. and 2. WHY only come out with this when he's already going to get punished? seems like an attention seeking escort to me. trying to get in the spotlights, because paparazzi found and approached her.
    rgt42dx
    You're no different from those policemen.
    BjarnedeGraaf
    not really, If she'd come to me with some accusation like that, I'd take it seriously and investigate it nonetheless. that being said, Im just questioning her motives of why she tells us this NOW, and not a few years back. I do feel Ian is a pervert and should rot away. I just think it´s a weird time to come out with these `secrets` she obviously had. she wanted to save kids? she could've done that by telling the world about Ian instead of trying to fix it on her own.
    rgt42dx
    "seems like an attention seeking escort to me. trying to get in the spotlights, because paparazzi found and approached her." That's the part that warranted my reply. What you said may indeed be the case, or it may have been a number of other possibilities, but the way that you jumped to that suggestion is no different from the attitude of the police as described.
    LynchMobster
    If she would have tried to say this 6 months ago no one would care, but instead just write her off as a junkie hooker making shit up. This is not the first time she spoke about it, this is the first time anybody listened.
    trentonlambert
    She probably didn't go telling anyone he knew because, well, you don't really know WHAT to do when something like this happens
    Mr Winters
    Did you read the article? "I had to treat him as any other client and try and get as much evidence as I could while pretending to be whatever it was he wanted me to be. I was determined to save more children from this monster." She stayed with him so she could get evidence that he was a pedo mofo, because otherwise the cops wouldn't listen.
    eddiehimself
    Ok, we get the point: he's a paedo. Can we just leave this POS to rot now and get on with something else?
    AdamLeMoine
    It's relevant because the trial is now happening. If you don't like current news, get off the internet?
    thenextkirk92
    One of the biggest music news stories ever and you want them to stop reporting on it?
    eddiehimself
    Yes, but they've already had about 6 articles on it. I found out about this whole Watkins paedophile thing about a year ago. Even the mainstream papers in this country already covered it a few months ago. It's old news now.
    Portugeezer31
    Yes, but the trial didn't happen a year ago, it happened 2 or 3 days ago. It's not like they're repeating themselves with these articles either. Plus UG mentioned things in their article that I haven't read in the papers, e.g. the urination situation.
    Dinosawrjesus
    The case has been ongoing for about a year. He's only just pleaded guilty (hence recent articles). Articles all those months ago were about his arrest. 2 different things, so maybe learn to read the article.
    DickHardwood
    No, it's a good topic for us to see, not because of the content but because of the high pedestal we put our musical idols. In truth, I was never a fan of his but all Lostprophets fans I know were absolutely shocked and wouldn't believe he did it, I had friends back in high school that idolized the guy. He did horrible things and many need details to understand how a guy they looked up to ended up like this.
    Rastapunk
    I was never a fan of Lostprophet, although I did see some music videos on TV (back when MTV2 was about rock and metal...). If I owned a CD I would probably destroy it by now, although that wouldn't be fair for the other members of the band...
    eddiehimself
    Plenty of stories knocking about like that at the moment. This Operation Yewtree has uncovered all sorts of nastiness from practically every white male celebrity of the second half of last century. Jimmy Saville, among many others, was far more well regarded back in the day than Watkins ever was.
    shwilly
    It's not because he just confessed and all the details are now surfacing. Same with the Jimmy Saville case mentioned here -> the sheer scale of the whole ordeal including the BBC cover up became clear months after it first hit the news If you think it would be better to give the guy the silent treatment you should pbbly stick to that point (and elaborate on it a bit) but you'll have to do better than "I read something about this a year ago so this isn't relevant"
    eddiehimself
    I think it's a perfectly valid point. We already know he's a paedo, why give him the attention? That's obviously just what he wants. If you're now saying it's perfectly acceptable to post stories from a year ago as news, we might as well just have an article about how Johnny Cash has died, because I'm sure there must be SOME people who don't know already... smh.
    melvin_86
    eddiehimself, I'm with you on this. The way I see it, it is old news now. No point in reporting it anymore. He is what he is and hes no better than any other paedophile. We dont need anymore details, who wants to hear it anyway? Let the **** rot in prison and hopfully he'll endure a painful death around age 90. That, to me is justice.
    The_Fuzz22
    Raised by a church minister - this is hardly a surprise.
    Jesus_Dean
    You know you're screwed when Catholic priests look at you and say "He's fücked up!"
    tj4234
    The minister isn't Catholic, he's Baptist. But nice comment eitherway.
    matteo cubano
    from reading this article, you find more fault with church than you do with the police?
    spiff-corgi
    To be fair to the police, they refused to follow up a claim that was made with no evidence, then the "girlfriend" failed to actually come back with any evidence. They have to have a reason to start seizing people's computers etc.
    Richardbs
    Put yourself in the police's shoes at the time. I know it sounds bad but be honest, who would you believe? A call girl claiming child abuse? Or the famous singer in a band denying/laughing at the accusations?
    Jesus_Dean
    I would put the police at the bottom of a long list of people who are responsible for letting this go on. 1) Parents! for raising him to become what he became 2) Celebrity-worshipping Freak-hags for sacrificing their children to him. 3) Possibly friends. I'm sure someone this odd must occasionally do odd things to draw negative attention to himself. I have trouble believing the ex-girlfriend. I know a few cops and they all have different motivations as to why they are cops, but not one single one of them would turn down the chance to make a splashy headline-grabbing celebrity arrest.
    INstaNt-RocK
    You can't really blame the parents, its not their fault he has an extremely messed up fetish. You can get sexually attached to anything if you're in the right mindset. Hence foot fetishes etc.
    thebigredjj10
    Most fetishes are relatively harmless and develop regardless of how a parent raises their child. Most people with BDSM fetishes had completely normal childhoods, and continue to be normal people who respect others and live good lives. Paedophilia is one of the few fetishes that is universally condemned simply for how destructive it is for the victims. If it was not such a destructive and despicable thing to do to children it would be regarded as just another fetish. But since it is so destructive we have to universally condemn it. But the parents can't be blamed for it. Unless he was molested by his father, and there is no evidence suggesting that, there is not much a parent can do to prevent a person from developing those urges. The most a parent can do is to teach their children to turn themselves into a doctor who can help them control their urges. Most parents do not consider this though, because most parents don't like to think that it is possible that their child could be a paedophile. I am not holding that against them either. Also, it is rather common for police to be inconsistent with who they believe and who they charge. In Canada we had dozens of Native women kidnapped and brutally murdered but the police refused to search for them because they were prostitutes.
    peppersghost08
    Seriously, Watkins is just horrific. A fetish for abusing and molesting children, I don't even...
    AaronianKenrod
    One of the worst parts is he seemed to get off on the fact it was harming them instead of the act itself - apparently he boasted about wanting to give children HIV and I read one of the kids tested positive for crystal meth.
    fugazimats
    Raised by a church minister? Ahhh,now it makes sense.
    matteo cubano
    well from the interview he sounds like a good guy, even questioning what he did wrong and blaming himself initially. leads you to belive the guy who got convicted of baby rape should be blamed, i don't care who you are but wanting to have sex with a one year old regardless of your background is a ****ing surprise
    sifender56
    What about the pedos who are raised by atheist parents?! Says it all?! That's the problem with todays society, looking to blame others when individuals should take personal responsibility.
    spiff-corgi
    Atheism doesn't have a very strong history of molestation of children. Saying that, fugazimats was clearly joking.
    HitmanJenkins
    He's a downright scumbag, it doesn't surprise me that the police didn't do shit earlier, this happens all the time in the UK, especially with child abuse cases it seems.
    MaaZeus
    This is one of those times I wish that eternal hell really exists...
    mattjamesrenn
    A few years ago I was abusing amphet’s and my life was turning pear shaped. Somehow I got a hold of a substance which took me to an incredibly real ‘hell’ . The gist was that was where I was heading if I continued. I didn’t continue by the way. I am by no means religious either.
    Mr Winters
    Ian is one sick piece of shit and what he's done is absolutely terrible, but let's not forget about the fans that fuck ing offered him their babies as sex toys. That is equally as fuck ed up.
    suicidehummer
    Also, why are their names witheld? I got a DUI and my friggin' name was in the paper...
    HitmanJenkins
    I think their names are withheld to protect the children, it's not that hard to find info on anyone nowadays.
    thebigredjj10
    Protecting the children from further harm is important. Exposing their parents names will only cause their names to go public only making their lives worse. Do we really want those children to both have to personally suffer the emotional scars as well as have to deal with everyone knowing that a famous musician molested them. Making their issues public will not help them, and that is why the parents names are not made public.
    Krieger91
    That just continues happening, why the f*ck is the police system this f*cked up? It drives me crazy, it's always like this. "We need proof, we need proof" then they never end up doing anything until people are hurt. What's the f*cking point?! It will take a lot of suffering for this guy to make me satisfied. C*nt.
    suicidehummer
    You can't convict someone for what they MIGHT do or what someone CLAIMS they did. Are you seriously complaining that they need proof? That's why they can't search you for running a stoplight or bust into your house and rummage through it.
    chandos
    I don't know how his mother can doubt that he will become a sort of Jimmy Saville character, he is far more f**ked up than him
    Slap-happy
    Surely the police are obliged to investigate any complaint made by a member of the public, regardless of who they are? It was always the law when I was in the UK. Although the fact that one officer is being investigated on gross misconduct charges seems indicative of the cluster**** that has been made of the affair.