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Dimebag's Girlfriend Acuses MACHINE HEAD's Robb Flynn of "Masking His Real Problem" With Phil Anselmo

Posted by on January 30, 2016 at 9:20 pm Follow on Twitter | Follow on Instagram

Robb Flynn and Rita Haney in happier times (Photo by Dirt Junior)

The fallout from the controversial video footage of Phil Anselmo shouting "white power" and making  a Nazi salute has reached Jerry Springer levels of drama.

After Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn posted a video statement calling out Anselmo for his racist actions and Anselmo posted a video apology, Rita Haney, Dimebag Darrel's longtime girlfriend, and one of the organizers of the Dimebash, where the situation went down, issued a statement of her own accusing Flynn of "masking his real problem," and that he should've confronted Anselmo personally as opposed to going public with his issues.  Haney's statement can be seen below…

Haney's somewhat-cryptic statement can be seen below…

So to answer all of you that have asked.. and for those who didn’t.. read if you like, but if not, don’t… I think there is really only one thing to say when a man apologizes.. “Thank you for acknowledging you were wrong” The one apology I am missing is the one from Mr. Flynn.. you took a “hideous” opportunity to hop up on a soap box because you were butt hurt about your personal encounters with Philip that night.. you sent me a text message about it in the wee hours of the morning.. and it did not have anything to do with racism.. I support the message you were trying to put out there but not the method behind your message… you masked your real problem with something very important and very serious.. You said to me, “what would Darrell do” ..He would have done exactly what was right… Speak to Philip man to man (like you described you witnessed at one time)… Not jump up in the press and hurt their music, our whole family and organization.. The last time I checked Pantera was not one man.. Rex, Vinnie, and Darrell brought us that music too… Now Philip has owned his mistake.. things ARE different today with racism and racism in reverse.. And you were not just dropping “bombs” in your 20s.. You weren’t calling the kettle “black” not too long ago.. just as I have been guilty of myself!!! There was wine along with many other bottles.. There was lots of joking around about Dave Chapelle with one of our best friends, Dug Pinnick.. and there were emotions that no one could understand, or experience about Darrell, that only his brother, Philip and Rex understand..It is a very heavy situation when any of us come together… Indulging happens.. None of these things can excuse that behavior tho.. but what happened on the stage was regretfully felt by one man… all jokes aside and on a serious note .. As far as the two words and gestures are concerned, on such an amazing and beautiful night… NO!!! I do NOT condone these actions.. I believe their origins are barbarically hideous and embarrassing.. I have accepted Philip’s apology as I want a better world to live in.. The message is a "true" message Robb but sadly your method was not.. 💔

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  • Eggburger

    Do people still really give a fuck about racism anymore. I'm white an live in a inner city slum. Basically it's a dumoping ground for pakistanis, romanians etc and I get racist remarks made to me on a daily basis. To me it's like water off a ducks back I couldn't care less. People should just stop being so uptight and get on with living.