Two days after his arrest in New York on burglary and sexual assault charges, music executive and manager Adam Lublin says he is planning to check into rehab within the next 48 hours.
“I am broken,” he tells Billboard in a brief phone interview after his arrest for allegedly breaking into a neighbor’s apartment, stealing her underwear and fondling her while she slept. Police charged him with two counts of burglary and one count of sexual abuse.
Lublin would not address the allegations made against him or the prospect of prison time, but said he was willing to speak to his current state of mind and acknowledged that he had a substance abuse problem.
“If I don’t get help, I’m going to end up killing myself,” he said, clarifying that he was not suicidal but felt that mentally “he was in a very bad place.”
“I’ve known I’ve needed to go for a while and I just haven’t,” he said of his decision to check in to rehab. “Now it’s not even a choice. I must go.”
Lublin, 43, is a former executive at AEG where he worked as a talent buyer and vp in their New York office for nearly a decade, resigning in 2017. He then went on to work as a consultant for First Access Entertainment, a joint venture of Len Blavatnik‘s Access Industries, the holding company for Warner Music Group.
Lublin was arrested outside of his Battery Park City apartment Tuesday for allegedly entering his neighbor’s dwelling, according to a story first reported in the New York Post. According to the story, the neighbor woke up to Lublin molesting her and screamed, causing Lublin to allegedly flee.
After reviewing surveillance video, an employee at the building allegedly identified the man entering the female’s apartment as Lublin. Police arrived, knocked on Lublin’s door and received no answer. The next day, Lublin was arrested as he left his apartment building. He was allegedly in possession of several personal items belonging to the victim at the time of the arrest, including several pairs of her underwear. Police believe he was trying to dispose of the evidence when he was arrested.
During his arraignment, Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Clerkin told a Manhattan criminal court judge that Lublin had made contact with the female’s roommate in the past, according to the Post.
“About a week ago, the victim’s roommate woke up in the middle of the night and saw a man hovering over her,” Clerkin said. “Then on Saturday night, the victim went to bed in her apartment, didn’t lock her apartment door and awoke around 5 a.m. to a white man with dark hair, heavyset, leaning over her bed and touching her vagina.”
A search warrant of Lublin’s apartment later recovered “additional pairs of women’s underwear,” according to the Post article. Lublin was released on $175,000 bail and told to avoid the victim and her roommate if he saw them in the building.
Lublin says he is staying with a friend as he prepares to enter rehab and make preparations for his life ahead.
“It’s been very hard for my family,” he told Billboard. “My closest friends have asked me ‘What can we do to help, man?’ and I don’t even want to talk to people because I feel so fucked up. I’m just trying not to completely break because I’m already there.”
Billboard updated this article to accurately reflect Lubin’s role at First Access Entertainment.