Jesse Hughes suggests missing workers at venue on November 13 “had a reason not to show up.”
Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes has suggested in a new interview that several security staff due to work at the Bataclan on the night of the Paris terror attacks last year missed the show on purpose.
In a snippet of the interview with Fox Business Network, reported by News.Com.Au, Hughes appeared to hint that he believes “six or seven” workers did not turn up to the gig because they possibly knew an attack was imminent.
“When I first got to the venue and walked in, I walked past the dude who was supposed to be the security guard for the backstage,” Hughes said.
“He didn’t even look at me. I immediately went to the promoter and said, ‘Who’s that guy? I want to put another dude on.’ He said, ‘Well, some of the other guards aren’t here yet.’ And eventually, I found out that six or so wouldn’t show up at all.”
“Out of respect for the police still investigating, I won’t make a definite statement, but I’ll say that it seems like they had a reason not to show up.”
Eagles of Death Metal were playing at the Bataclan on November 13 where 89 concert-goers died. Hughes suggested last month that more people might have survived the attacks if it were legal to carry guns.
“Did your French gun control stop a single fucking person from dying at the Bataclan?,” Hughes said in an interview with French TV station iTELE. “If someone can answer yes, I’d like to hear it.”
The full interview with Hughes is to be aired on FOX Business Network’s Kennedy tonight (March 10) and tomorrow (March 11) at 8pm EST.
FACT has contacted the Bataclan for comment.