Former Nine Inch Nails drummer Jerome Dillon recently told MTV.com that his "cardiac disorder" during a September 2005 San Diego show led to his dismissal from the band. He says bandleader Trent Reznor never called to see if he was okay after the health scare. Dillon says his own calls to band management (to relay the information that his doctor had okayed him to play full-time) were met with "complete apathy and no sympathy for what I'd been through.... I was not welcomed back with open arms, which I didn't understand, since I had been in the band for six years."
Reznor responded with a March 20 post on his website, reading in part, "[Dillon's] recollection of the events leading to his departure from the band is once again inaccurate.... Jerome continuously has to see himself as the victim in all circumstances. He lives in a world where he is always being wronged by someone or something. That could be me, that could be management, that could be his drum tech, that could be the girl who mistakenly washed his permanent press designer jeans, that could be the person that didn't cook his chicken properly before the show, or that could be the record label that won't give him tour support for his new band to play a show.... P.S.: You look like an asshole in your picture."