Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja speaks out

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    Tue, 15 Apr 2003, 04:43
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  • After a very public arrest and cleared charges on child pornography, Robert Del Naja also known as 3-D has opened up to tell his side of the story.
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  • In an article published in The Guardian (UK) he explains the turmoil and anxiety which has haunted 3-D. Del Naja said:
    "I was away in London and somebody phoned up and told me they'd been let into my house by a mate of mine. They took everything, every video, every memory stick, every hard drive, spent a month analysing it and found absolutely nothing." Legal action against the police would be a strong option but 3-D has decided not to proceed adding, "We've talked about what I can do about it, but it would be a long-drawn-out, expensive scenario. I don't want to get involved in it because I don't want to spend my life focusing on it. I don't want to spend my money on it." 3-D then goes on to a more sadder note, "It was the hardest time in my life. I had to go on tour with those allegations in the air, which was horrendous. I didn't want to wallow in self-pity or martyr myself on stage. I decided not to get involved with making comments in the press, so I made a statement to the audience each night - 'If everyone's here, I guess you don't believe these ridiculous charges' - which got a big cheer. That's how it went down. "Now I walk into a shop or pub and I can't rally be myself. I have to look at everyone twice in the eye. I have to confront almost everyone: if you've got something to fucking say to me, come out and say it, let me fucking hear it...".