MOODY BLUES band member Graeme Edge was hoping for a “Night in White Satin” when he wined and dined a college coed, but the dream date turned into a nightmare for the aging rocker!
The 72-year-old drummer and songwriter for the ’70s rock group had high hopes when he picked up Monica Mary Mehanny, 21 – a student at the University of Miami – and took her to dinner in August.
But the evening went sour after Graeme made “unwanted advances” toward Monica in the limousine during the ride home, she alleges in court documents filed in Manatee County, Fla.
Monica further states that she was so freaked out by the incident that she leaped from the limo to get away from Graeme and the vehicle ran over her foot as it drove off.
But cops – and Graeme – say the Palmetto, Fla., woman was not the victim that night. They claim Monica swiped Graeme’s cell phone and wallet, with his credit cards and $523 in cash, and bolted from the limo. When Graeme pursued her, she zapped him with a pink Taser and fled.
Graeme, from Rochester, England, currently lives in Bradenton, Fla. He’s the only original member of the Moody Blues still playing with the legendary rock group, which is known for hits such as “Tuesday Afternoon,” “Nights in White Satin” and “Question.”
Graeme admits that he asked Monica to dinner and hired Gold Star Limousines – another defendant in the lawsuit – to chauffeur them around. He also admits that he asked Monica to come back to his place for sex, a request she declined.
When the limo arrived in Monica’s neighborhood, things quickly got out of hand. According to court documents, Graeme says Monica zapped him with the Taser, causing him “bodily injury and resultant pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, expense of medical treatment and psychological damages.” As for Monica, she’s claiming her foot injury caused “physical impairment, disfigurement, scarring…(and) mental anguish.”
But cops say she refused medical treatment because she didn’t want to pay the bill!
When police caught up with Monica at her father’s home, cops say she turned over Graeme’s wallet but insisted she didn’t have the cash. When cops pulled out their handcuffs, they say she suddenly found the missing money – in her bra!
Cops also discovered the Taser and five of Graeme’s credit cards in the bra, saying they fell out when she was wrestled to the ground during her arrest. Her trial begins on March 3.
“The ‘date night from hell’ – that’s how I describe it,” Graeme told The ENQUIRER.
“But I think it’s best to keep my trap shut. That’s what got me into trouble in the first place!”