The aggrieved rocker claims he was "frozen out" by his bandmates until he had no choice but to leave - and he still doesn't understand why.
But Hawkins recently suggested Poullain's departure was a joint decision.
Poullain explains, "Against my wishes I have been forced out of the group. I have gradually been frozen out over a long period of time.
"The reason for this is not yet clear - certainly nothing to do with Justin's solo album which I think is a great idea. In any case it's inevitable the truth will come out in the end."07/06/2005 17:26
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