Following accusations of kidnapping and sexual assault, Decapitated have released the following statement via social networks:
“While we are not perfect human beings, we are not kidnappers, rapists, or criminals. As such, we strongly deny the allegations that have recently been brought against us.
We ask that everyone please reserve their judgement until a definitive outcome has been reached, as charges have yet to be pressed. Full testimony and evidence will be presented in due time, and we have faith in that process.
As there is uncertainty regarding a timeline for prospective proceedings and out of respect for fans and promoters, due to the severity of the claims, we have cancelled all planned touring.
All social media platforms have been temporarily disabled as they have been used as destinations for defamatory and malicious remarks. We would like to point out that the statements in the published police report were given prior to an arrest. At that point, no member of the band was aware of an active warrant being issued.”
For those who are unaware of the situation, Decapitated have had serious accusations placed against them. Following their August 31st show in Spokane, Washington the band was arrested on kidnapping accusations. They also had sexual assault accusations thrown at them. Their first court appearance occurred this week. Currently, all four members of the band are waiting in a Los Angeles jail for extradition back to Washington.
Furthermore, while speaking with The Spokesman-Review, the the band’s defense attorney Steve Graham had the following to say, “There is another side to this. We have witnesses that can testify to the fact that the accuser came to visit band of her own free will and left on good terms… Decapitated plan to fully fight the allegations that are brought against them, and we are fully confident that the other side of this story will be heard… I made it clear that I could get the guys up here (Spokane) ASAP and they would cooperate.”