What is it with creepy dudes in metal and trying to make their case or complaining about the way people perceive them? In the last month, we’ve had Tim Lambesis admitting that maybe he shouldn’t have tried to get his wife killed, washed up Brian Warner complained that his career was over thanks to allegations of sexual assault from more than a dozen women, and now we’ve got convicted sex offender Tripp Eisen talking about how he simply “did something irresponsible.”

During a recent chat with The Chuck Shute Podcast, as transcribed by Blabbermouth, Eisen attempted to explain his apparent lapse of judgement that’s caused him to lose his spot in Static-X, Murderdolls, and Dope.

For those that don’t remember, Eisen was 39-years-old when he was arrested in Orange County, California back in 2005 for allegedly driving from Pennsylvania to meet up with a then-14 year old girl from Sayreville, New Jersey that he found on the internet. He then sexually assaulted her in an Old Bridge, New Jersey shopping center on January 7, 2005. Once the girl’s mother found out, she called the police.

He was also arrested for a separate incident on February 10, 2005 on a single felony count of crimes against children when authorities found him sleeping in a parked car with another underage girl who he’d apparently just had sex with.

As a result of those arrests, he accepted a plea bargain where he pled guilty in California for “having oral sex with a person younger than fourteen years old and more than ten years younger than him.” Gross and reprehensible shit. After serving time and then later violating parole, he was eventually a free man once again by 2009.

He’d been arrested on this kind of shit at least three times. Let’s be clear. So to go on and say that it was all a consequence of being a rock star and that he didn’t make sure that the girls were of age, that’s just… crazy pants.

Is it true that in the past rock stars did some sexually fucked up shit? Yeah. No one’s disputing that. But people know better and the laws are even more widely known these days, so that excuse flies right out the window. I mean, hell. Even his own ex-bandmates outlined some of his fucked up tendencies. So sorry, boss. While it’s good you went and sought professional help, there’s no real way to sugar coat your actions here. Especially if you’re going to effectively chalk this up to an occupational hazard.

And then there’s how he describes his time in prison. Listen, no one can really say how he was treated in there except for him, the other inmates, and the corrections officers. But knowing how convicts treat sex offenders — especially those that dealt with minors — and hearing they “respected” him sounds a little farfetched.

It’s absolutely wild this guy apparently got out without any major incidents just by being honest with the other inmates. I’m not saying his accounts aren’t true, they just sound crazy to me. Also, it doesn’t matter how much you accept your responsibility in sexually assaulting an underage girl, you still did that shit and I’d venture to guess for most people, there’s no coming back from that one.