LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) – LA pop-rock outfit Hey Violet have released a statement addressing the departure of bass player Iain Shipp following sexual assault allegations.
The statement posted to the band’s Twitter account reads: “We have reached out to both parties affected both personally and through our attorney in hopes of gaining a better understanding of the situation, we are continuing to investigate the matter, but with the current details provided, there is not enough information to prove or disprove the allegations presented.”
The message continues, “We sincerely hope the allegations are untrue, but at this moment we feel it is best to continue on without Iain in the band. You are all like family to us and we hope you know that we’ve been taking this very seriously.”
— HEY VIOLET (@HeyViolet) April 17, 2019
Shipp, who joined the band in 2016, has denied accusations from two of his ex-girlfriends who claim he admitted to raping a woman in the past. He addressed the allegations via Twitter last week saying: “I am aware of the disturbing allegations being issued against me and the matter is being investigated. They are deeply upsetting and untrue.”