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The allegations initially got here from an individual who claimed that on the band’s Vilnius present, in the course of the pre celebration, Until Lindemann approached her and was upset upon being refused intercourse. She suspects that her drink provided by Until was spiked as she awoke later with bruises and finger marks. The gist of it has been compiled here. A extra complete model has been posted in these two Instagram highlights, in addition to one other spotlight with stories from other alleged victims. In addition they posted about receiving an alleged stop and desist letter.
In addition they posted the following clarification on Twitter: “I’d prefer to make clear once more. Until did NOT contact me. He accepted I didn’t wish to have intercourse with him. I by no means claimed he raped me. Please learn your entire Twitter thread for full context earlier than making studies.“
The band’s preliminary response got here on Twitter, as they posted the following: “With regard to the allegations circulating on the web about Vilnius, we are able to rule out the likelihood that what’s being claimed befell in our surroundings. We’re not conscious of any official investigations into this matter.“
The band have then posted the following on Instagram, translated from German: “The posts of the previous couple of days have prompted irritations and inquiries to the general public and particularly our followers. The accusations have hit us all very arduous and we take them extraordinarily severely. To our followers, we are saying: it is essential to us that you simply really feel snug and secure at our reveals – on and off stage. We condemn any type of trespassing and ask you: don’t take part in public prejudice of any variety towards those that made the allegations. They’re entitled to their method they see issues. However we, the band, even have a proper – particularly to not be prejudiced.“
Following the allegations, Until’s ebook publishers, Kiepenheuer & Witsch, dropped Until and posted the following statement, translated from German: “It’s with shock that we’ve got adopted public allegations towards Until Lindemann in the previous couple of days. Our sympathy and respect goes to the ladies affected. In the middle of present reporting, we turned conscious of a porn video by which Until Lindemann celebrates sexual violence towards ladies and by which the 2013 ebook In Nonetheless Evening revealed by Kiepenheuer & Witsch performs a task. We charge this as gross breach of belief and as a ruthless act in relation to the values we signify as a writer. We defend the liberty of artwork with full conviction. By way of Until Lindemann’s actions that humiliate ladies within the aforementioned porn and the focused use of our ebook in a pornographic context, the separation between the “lyrical I” and the creator/artist, which we so staunchly defended, is mocked by the creator himself. From our standpoint, Until Lindemann exceeds immovable limits in coping with ladies. We now have subsequently determined to finish our collaboration with Until Lindemann with quick impact, as our relationship of belief with the creator has been irretrievably damaged.“
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