British musician Goldie made legal history when he appeared in court via FaceTime from Thailand.
Goldie made legal history on Thursday (15.03.18) when he appeared in court via FaceTime from Thailand.
The 52-year-old musician - whose real name Clifford Price - entered a guilty plea to the court as he admitted to assaulting a security guard at last year's Glastonbury festival.
Goldie is in Thailand on a detox and had initially entered a guilty plea by email.
However, this method was not accepted by district judge Lynn Matthews at Bristol Magistrates' Court, and he was instead forced to appear via a video link, through which he confirmed his admission of guilt.
Goldie's legal team had applied for his case to be delayed, but after that request was rejected, the musician confirmed via email that he would plead guilty to assaulting bouncer Dennis Poole in June last year.
The email simply read: ''Yep, guilty as charged.''
But the move didn't impress Judge Matthews, who said she was unhappy with Goldie's approach to the case.
And after almost two hours of wrangling, it was decided that Goldie would appear before the court via a video link.
During the FaceTime conversation, Goldie confirmed his guilty plea and again fell foul of the court when he referred to Judge Matthews as ''dear''.
She subsequently told the British star - who appeared in the 1999 Bond movie 'The World Is Not Enough' - that he must appear in court for sentence or an arrest warrant will be issued for him.
Meanwhile, Goldie previously claimed that he's never been motivated by fame.
The musician admitted he's never stuck to one discipline for very long because he feared it could be ''compromising''.
Speaking in 2017, he explained: ''If I just did graffiti, or music, or acting, I don't know how far I would have gone with each individual one as I don't necessarily want to be famous in that sense.
''I'd rather be doing that than compromising the music and the art in a foolish way, and that's the way it's always been for me. I want to be able to go out and catch the tube, do normal stuff.''
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