All Time Low has issued a statement denying recent allegations of sexual misconduct as “absolutely and unequivocally false.”
The statement does not specify the exact allegations, but refers to a TikTok video that “gained traction a few weeks ago alluding to inappropriate behavior within our camp.” The presumed TikTok shows a woman sharing that a “famous pop punk band” invited her on their tour bus when she was 13, adding that they tried to take her bra for their “nasty collection” and offered her alcohol.
That video was then followed by a lengthy statement from an anonymous social media account specifically accusing guitarist Jack Barakat of grooming, abuse and sexual assault.
In their statement, which is credited to all four member of All Time Low, the “Monsters” rockers write that “we have to state with outright certainty that what is being said about us is completely and utterly false.”
“We are investigating further the source of these false accusations, and will be seeking legal recourse as we take these allegations very seriously,” the statement reads.
“We stand with victims and always wish to amplify the voices and stories of those who have suffered abuse and trauma,” the band continues. “But we cannot and will not fuel or amplify lies that only cloud and distort the true stories of those who need to be heard and represented.”
Bakarat also issued a separate statement, reading, “While the four of us wrote this statement together, I feel the need to personally refute the claims being made against me and us, as they are 100% false.”
A statement from the four of us. pic.twitter.com/tazxZAKOkr
— All Time Low (@AllTimeLow) October 25, 2021
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