"The bloke's a fucking disgrace. I wish him all the best."
Swervedriver

Swervedriver frontman Adam Franklin "decked" Pete Doherty following an altercation after a festival.

NME reports that the shoegaze group were playing in Hong Kong at the same time as The Libertines last month, when the incident occurred.

According to Adam Franklin, Pete Doherty was invited to an after-party at his hotel leading to a "kerfuffle" breaking out in the room.

The singer claims that Doherty "suddenly took a swing at me and missed" while Franklin "decked" the Libertines frontman - leading to drummer Gary Powell guiding him out the door.

"(Doherty) was screaming 'He hit me! He hit me!' while people were pointing out to him that he had in fact tried to hit me first," Franklin told NME. "Apparently I had said, 'So you're the famous Pete Doherty?' as I stood over him before they dragged him out, which entertained everybody else in the room and probably annoyed him but what was I supposed to say? He hadn't even introduced himself!"

The Swervedrive singer added: "He's apparently really great with his fans but I might have been his biggest fan for all he knew. I mean, I'm not - I think he's astonishingly inept and pretentious - but I could have been. The bloke's a fucking disgrace. I wish him all the best."

In response, a Libertines spokesperson told NME: "With adrenaline running high after the show in Hong Kong, there was an unfortunate short altercation/misunderstanding of which no one was injured and apologies were made soon after."

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