"It seems rather obvious that they had a reason not to show up."
Four months after the Paris attacks took the lives of 130 people, the frontman of Eagles of Death Metal has introduced a potentially narrative-shifting element to the story.
In a recent video interview with Fox Business Network, Jesse Hughes insinuated security guards at the venue hit by the attacks were aware beforehand that something terrible was going to happen. Host Lisa “Kennedy” Montgomery asked Hughes if anything seemed out of the ordinary when he arrived at the Bataclan on Nov. 13. He responded:
"When I first got to the venue and walked in, I walked past the dude who was supposed to be the security guard for the backstage. He didn’t even look at me. I immediately went to the promoter and said, 'Who’s that guy? I want to put another dude on.' He says, 'Well, some of the other guards aren’t here yet.' And eventually I found out that six or so wouldn’t show up at all."