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Former Lead Singer of Hinder Accused of Threatening Ex-Girlfriend with Revenge Porn

By TheBlast Staff

Austin Winkler — the former lead singer of the band Hinder — is being accused of trying to kill his ex-girlfriend and threatening to release "revenge porn" to her family, and now he's been ordered to stay away from her.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Jennifer Vetkos was granted a temporary restraining order against Winkler, ordering the singer to stay 100 yards away from her, her son, and her pet.

Vetkos claims Winkler got physical during an incident in August, saying, "He cut off my air supply with his arms under my rib cage ... I started having an anxiety attack and I told him I could not [breathe]. He held onto me for another 30 seconds after I said I could not breathe. I thought [I] was going to die ... he was trying to kill me."

She also details several instances of what she describes as "stalking" and "harassing" – including several instances where Vetkos claims Winkler "threatens to send revenge porn to my entire family."

The judge granted Vetkos' request and set a court hearing on the matter for November 20.

The Blast reached out to Winkler for comment — so far, no word back.

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