REYKJAVIK, Iceland (Celebrityaccess) — Orri Páll Dýrason, the drummer for the Icelandic Art-Rock band Sigur Rós, has resigned from the band amid rape allegations.
In a post to the band’s Facebook page, Páll announced that he would be stepping back from performing with the group, but implicitly denied the allegations against him.
And in a subsequent post, the band said they had accepted his offer to allow him to deal with the allegations “privately”.
Páll was accused of rape by Meagan Boyd, a Los Angeles-based musician who detailed an alleged sexual assault by Páll in an Instagram post.
In the now removed Instagram post, she claims she met Páll at a club in early 2013 and says that while she consensually shared a bed and a kiss with him, he sexually assaulted her twice while she was intoxicated and asleep.
“I woke up with the feeling of being penetrated without my consent during a deep slumber.. it happened twice that night, and I wondered myself why I didn’t leave after the first time- but I was drunk, dead tired, in shock, and this was right before I ever heard of anything like Uber/lyft … but none of that should matter because no one deserves to be raped/touched/licked/f—ed without CONSENT. (((My heart is racing and I’m shaking just typing this.))) I wasn’t ready to go public in the midst of the hype of the #metoo movement because just speaking about it gives me intense anxiety and I was about to give birth to my first child. In the wake of the news of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford calling out Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, I was triggered to speak out myself. Ironically, he’s now engaged to feminist activist who is also the founder of the Icelandic Slut walk (go figure…) And if I hear another damn Sigur Ros song during a yoga class ever again I’m gonna scream. Those songs I once found deliciously calming, beautiful and serene now leave a disgusting taste in my mouth,” Boyd wrote in the Instagram post.
In a subsequent post, which has also now been removed, she also alleged that Páll was attempting to “silence” her accusations.
Páll has been a drummer for Sigur Rós since 1998 when he stepped in for the departing Ágúst Ævar. Since then, he has recorded five studio albums with the band, and contributed to 2007’s Hvarf/Heim which featured studio versions of older unreleased material.
No criminal charges have been filed in the incident.