(taken from Wikipedia)
The Ritz Carlton Hotel case:
On 23 January 2008 Lydon was reportedly involved in a string of offences, including battery, sexual abuse, sexual assault and physical assault. Ms Davis (Lydon's employer on his televisionprogram) was punched in the face by Lydon after being called a "cunt" several times. It is believed that Lydon wished for a door between his hotel room and his male friend's room at the hotel Ritz Carlton, but was given a separate room without a dividing door. Lydon reportedly became infuriated with the hotel staff, before assaulting his own employee who was staying in the same hotel. Upon being questioned by journalists over the incident, Lydon was unavailable. Davis has taken legal action against Lydon, and her lawsuit is underway in a San Francisco court room.
2008 Summercase incident:
Bloc Party singer Kele Okereke claims he was left with severe facial bruising and a split lip following what he alleges was a verbal and physical racist assault by three members of Lydon's entourage. The incident occurred on the evening of 19 July 2008 at the Summercase festival in Barcelona while the bands were socialising backstage.
However in statement to NME, Lydon has denied the allegations of his involvement in this assault. Since the report, Super Furry Animals lead singer Gruff Rhys has come forward in support of Okereke's claim, saying "the statements Kele has said are absolutely true, it did happen."
A British tabloid accused Lydon of racism due to the incident. Lydon strongly denied these claims on The One Show, claiming that they were "atrocious" and "hurtful". he went on to say that:
“ My grand children are Jamaican, right. This is an absolute offence to them and me when I read stories like that, that are allowed to go to print absolutely unfounded and have the liberty to take liberties with a man like me and call me a racist when my entire life has proved exactly the opposite. ”
He went on to say, when asked if he was racist, that:“Absolutely not. And any bugger that dares say so is going to have their day in court with me - you understand this?”
2008 Duffy incident:
During an awards ceremony, Welsh singer Duffy attempted to say hello to Lydon when, according to her: "I was literally slammed against the wall, pinned by his arm at my throat. He called me a cunt." She spent the whole night crying over the incident and felt awful about it for the following week. Lydon later claimed he hadn't realised who Duffy was, saying: "Oh, she got an award? I quite like her."
WHAT A CUNT.
And what became of that bloc party incident???
why was he not taken to court about it??