Goldie Makes UK Legal History by Pleading Guilty via FaceTime to Glastonbury Assault


Metalheadz boss Goldie made UK history on March 15, but his feat had absolutely nothing to do with music.

Goldie (real name: Clifford Price) pleaded guilty via FaceTime from Thailand to assaulting a security guard at Glastonbury Festival 2017. It is believed this is the first time a defendant has remotely entered a plea to a UK court.

Daughter Chance, 19, was also involved in the incident on June 23 which occurred when Dennis Poole refused her re-admittance to a backstage area. It’s alleged that the d’n’b star pushed Poole and scratched his face.

Goldie had previously failed to show up at the court. He sent an email saying he would plead guilty, reading: “Yep, guilty as charged.” District Judge Lynne Matthews wasn’t pleased about the no-show and said, “I don’t have a separate rule for people who earn rather more than average.”

The DJ was then contacted by his lawyer via FaceTime, confirming his personal details to the court, saying to the judge: “Correct my dear.” She promptly clapped back: “No, I’m not your dear.”

Both father and daughter are due back in Bristol Magistrates Court on May 30. Chance was released on unconditional bail until then, and the charges against her will be dropped if her father makes his court appearance.

Yehouda Silverman

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