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Nothing But Thieves Deny Sexual Assault Allegations Ahead Of Aussie Tour

Written by Tom Williams on November 16, 2017

UK band Nothing But Thieves have denied sexual assault allegations made against them, just weeks out from their upcoming Australian tour.

In a statement shared on social media, the band say they “100% deny” the claims.

“We want to start by saying we completely support victims of assault and respect their bravery in coming forward with their stories,” they write.

“The past week has been one of the most difficult of our careers. Being falsely accused of sexual assault in a public forum, having these false allegations made about you and people immediately believing them hurts.

“Being demonized and subject to so much hate over things that are false is incredibly upsetting.

“We were advised not to address the false allegations, and give them unwarranted attention, but this has been so distressing and damaging, we can no longer sit idly by.”

The band say they are considering taking legal action against the claims, and are “taking this very seriously”.

“We have the utmost respect for women and would never treat them in the ways that we have been accused of,” they say.

“We are deeply sorry to anyone who has been upset by these allegations, and want to reassure you they are totally false.”

Nothing But Thieves are scheduled to perform in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne this December, in support of latest record Broken Machine. They are also scheduled to support Muse on their upcoming Australian tour.

Read the band’s full statement, below.

If you need assistance, 1800 RESPECT – the National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service — can be reached on 1800 737 732, while Lifeline can be reached on 13 11 14.

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