LOOK: PIERCE THE VEIL Drummer Steps Away From The Band After Sexual Misconduct Controversy
After allegations about sexual misconduct against a 16-year old minor a decade ago, Pierce The Veil’s longtime drummer Mike Fuentes “has decided to take a break and step away” from the band.
In a lengthy post on the band’s official Facebook page, Fuentes stated that he is sincerely sorry for making “anyone feel like they are less than equal.” Last month, a long thread of tweets was made by a girl who claimed that she had a sexual relationship with Fuentes when she was underage.
one of my closest friends finally feels safe enough to speak out about her misconduct. it's been ten years.— emo gf (@punkdoII) November 14, 2017
this stuff needs to stop. i'm tired of guys in bands thinking they have some sense of entitlement to younger girls.
pierce the veil. pic.twitter.com/ra8Jxiy03C
The band also announced that they will be withdrawing their upcoming U.K. tour with All Time Low due to the issue. “We promise our fans that we will be back again very soon”, the band added. Check out the band’s official statement below:
Pierce The Veil last visited Manila back in 2013 for a major concert with Sleeping With Sirens.
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