Mike Shinoda Refutes Reports That Chester Bennington Had Ecstasy at Time of Death
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TMZ recently shared the autopsy and toxicology results of Linkin Park frontman Chester Benington, which showed that there was alcohol and MDMA in his system at the time of his death. However, Mike Shinoda has refuted this via Twitter, claiming that TMZ “misread the report.” TMZ has changed corrected their article. It now reads that the drug was only detected only once out of the three times the test was made, the conclusion being that Bennington was not under the influence at the time of his death.
Read the tweet below:
Just clearing this up: TMZ erroneously printed CB had MDMA in his system when he passed. That was incorrect, they misread the report. They have since corrected their piece, see below. I hope other publications have the decency to do the same. pic.twitter.com/MwglKqjsOc— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) December 6, 2017
Bennington’s wife, Talinda Bennington, has also responded to this saying that the LA County Coroner’s Office paraphrased the story to “scumbag filth” TMZ in order to “dramatize and sensationalize the story”:
Fun fact- When your husband dies by suicide, the LA County Coroner’s office will PARAPHRASE your private conversation with them to dramatize and sensationalize the story and then SCUMBAG FILTH like TMZ post it for the world to feast on. It was redacted to protect all the kids!!— Talinda Bennington (@TalindaB) December 6, 2017
She has also started a hashtag, one that has been a long time coming: