Altiyan Childs Was Living In House Prior To Firearms and Drugs Found
The Altiyan Child’s story finally hit the main stream media today with the Sunday Telegraph covering the split from his “personal” manager Steve Gold.
I have to say I do love it when I beat the Telegraph to a yarn by two days, and hopefully the authors of that article won’t have the Altourage or the Altiyan “family” going off at them or impersonating them on Facebook. See previous blog post here, with many comments and shenanigans it elicited.
I had to laugh at the Sunday Telegraph calling the story an “exclusive” the story has been covered by the St George Leader albeit without Altiyan’s name in the article, oh and also this blog…
However props to the Sunday Telegraph it does reveal more details then I had, one being Altiyan was living in the house just prior to the raid where firearms and drugs were found.
The article states:
Childs had been living at the Ramsgate duplex with Gold and seven other people for the past six months, but moved out the day before the April 1 police raid, The Sunday Telegraph has learned.
Gold, 27, whose real name is Steven Yankuloff, faced Bankstown Local Court on Monday after being charged with eight illegal weapon offences following the raid.
Childs has not been charged. He has left his personal effects, including a television set and clothes, in his old bedroom.
Police kicked in the front door of the property at 7.15am and seized two rifles, a taser gun, knuckledusters, a semi-automatic pellet gun, a police fact sheet tendered to the court stated.
They also confiscated 500g of cannabis and allegedly found “a large amount of chemical equipment” in a backyard shed that was used to manufacture “large quantities of prohibited drugs”, the fact sheet stated.
No charges have been laid in relation to the drugs, but the court heard police may lay further charges against Gold following forensic testing.
The relationship between Gold and Childs, whose real name is Altiyan Juric, soured recently when a fight allegedly broke out over money.
Lucky for The X Factor winner that he had moved just before the raid, which makes me wonder who tipped off the police regarding the illegal objects in the house.
Altiyan Child’s has been on the record previously that he does not do drugs .
He said at the time to the TV WEEK:
“I’m glad someone has finally asked me about drugs because I’ve been accused of taking them ever since I hit the stage,” he says. “I am the cleanest rocker I know. I have never been on stage under any influence and I am very clean and straight in my private life, too. I don’t do drugs – I didn’t even have my first drink until I was 19. I’m anti-drugs; I’m anti- anything that is addictive and brings you down.”
That said, Altiyan 35, admits he finds the constant chatter that he is on drugs “flattering”.
“Most people take drugs to lose their inhibitions, whereas I don’t need them to do that,” he explains. “I have something naturally that most people look for in drugs and I am so grateful that God gave me this electrifying feeling when songs come on and make me comfortable in myself.
During his time on The X Factor winner who is 35 also revealed he had been celibate for seven years, but this may have changed if advertisments for tomorrow show of Today Tonight are anything to go by, where he reveals he has a 19 year old girlfriend.
He appears to be now embracing the rock and roll lifestyle including the trashing of a hotel room in Tasmania.
Hopefully Today Tonight will have also asked him about the Steve Gold aka Yankuloff situation.
Thanks to Joan – she braved the Altiyan fan page and found this written by Altiyan’s father (unless it was someone masquerading as him):
Well, my beautiful people, here we go again, just to tell you this,It is not Altiyan home,he was there for 3 months he wend from that home in complete normal way with my daughter pick him up, there was not his stuff left there except what did not can fit in her car.I send police to that morons house,I, Jadran, this Reporter moron with… name Moran only try desperately to implicate my son by putting his name on top of this story, as , who ever read this story this morning can see that this man Moran put Title Up site down to make story bigger, beacose without my Son name there is not story. there we go,this is the truth and just watch, what this people try to bring my son down, as you can see, it has nothing with my son expect he live there 3 months, I send police there,now, you can see integrity of news paper with name under. Yukky,yukky.
The police must have acted on information supplied by the father about illegal substances/objects in the house. Which could mean Altiyan must have known they were there. Last time I looked NSW Police did not activate search warrants because someone is an arsehole.