A Florida promoter is accusing Season 5 Idol alum, Bucky Covington of stealing $1,500 during a 4th of July weekend concert at the Iron Horse Saloon in Ormond Beach on June 30 as part of a July 4 NASCAR race week celebration. Read the TMZ report HERE.
Bucky responded today via twitter:
Hey Guys and Gals, I’m sure most of you have seen the news on TMZ. This story is absolutely false in every way. I would never steal anything from anyone. I did not get paid, but went on to play my full show and had a great time performing for fans! I thank all of you for your continued support! – Bucky
The promoter filed a police report, alleging that Bucky instructed his brother and sister-in-law to steal money from the cash box after the promoter was rushed to a nearby hospital with chest pains. Read the police report HERE. The promoter alleges there were witnesses to the deed.
Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Not crazy–sleazy promoters trying to short the talent. I have a feeling there is more to this story than meets the eye.