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All Time Low call sexual misconduct allegations “absolutely and unequivocally false”

By | Published on Wednesday 27 October 2021

All Time Low

All Time Low have denied accusations of sexual misconduct made against them recently, calling the allegations “absolutely and unequivocally false”.

Accusations about the band’s conduct began earlier this month with a video on TikTok, in which a woman said that she had been invited onto the tour bus of the pop-punk band when she was just thirteen. She said that band members had asked her to take her bra off and offered her beer.

Although she did not name the band, people quickly worked out that she was referring to All Time Low. Subsequently other allegations were made, including by one woman who said that she entered a sexual relationship with guitarist Jack Barakat when she was just fifteen years old.

statement from all four members of the band reads: “The allegations being brought against us are absolutely and unequivocally false. When a TikTok video gained traction a few weeks ago alluding to inappropriate behaviour within our camp, we chose not to respond because of the glaring inconsistencies in the story, and the apparent reluctance to mention us by name”.

“We felt that a response would have elevated and escalated an outright lie, and in doing so, robbed actual victims of abuse of the very real and very important collective voice”, they go on. “We believe victims. We stand with victims. We have only ever wanted to cultivate and nurture a culture around our shows and band that is welcoming, healthy and safe”.

They add that “with outright certainty, what is being said about us is completely and utterly false” and that they are “investigating further the source of these allegations and will be seeking legal recourse”.

All Time Low are currently on a tour of the US and Canada, following UK dates last month.