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Journey Drummer Arrested for Assaulting Girlfriend

Deen Castronovo
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Journey‘s recent rash of unfortunate lawsuits and bizarre paparazzi drama looks like it isn’t over yet: According to TMZ, drummer Deen Castronovo was arrested in Oregon over the weekend for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend.

After what’s being described as “a heated argument that turned physical,” Castronovo was booked on a long list of charges that include coercion, fourth-degree assault, criminal mischief in the second degree, interfering with making a report, and harassment.

Sources say there were actually two fights — the one that led to the initial assault, and another tussle that occurred after Castronovo followed his girlfriend out of the house and refused to let her contact her father.

A representative for Castronovo, who was released after posting his $52,500 bail, says the incident was “a misunderstanding that should not have been escalated to such a level in the first place.”

A former member of Bad English and in-demand session player for artists such as Ozzy Osbourne and Steve Vai, Castronovo joined Journey in 1998. The band has issued no formal statement regarding the arrest.

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