N-DUBZ drummer AARON FAGAN has been fired from the band after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting two female fans after a gig in Scotland last year (09).
The 25 year old was convicted last month (Aug10) of groping the two women at a students' union in Glasgow, Scotland during an aftershow party following the British rap group's performance in the city.
He was placed on the sex offenders' register and on Tuesday (05Oct10) a judge at Glasgow Sheriff Court sentenced him to six months probation.
And during the hearing, Fagan's lawyer revealed the star has been axed from the band's line-up and is living on state benefits as a result of the conviction.
Solicitor Paul MCBride told the court, "As a result of the conviction he's no longer with the band that he'd been with for a long period of time. He has also had great difficulty obtaining any work as a drummer as a result. He was earning up to £3,000 a week - but that has come to an abrupt end and he's now applying for state benefits."
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