The Neighbourhood fires drummer after sexual assault allegations
The Neighbourhood has fired its drummer (below), after accusations of sexual assault against him started to surface.
The band is currently in the process of a worldwide tour with their fellow Canadian rockers Hedley. The tour began in late July in Edmonton.
On July 20, the band tweeted, “Some good news for all concerned. The band has received a statement stating that [the] drummer involved in an alleged sexual assault of a member of the band is innocent and has been fired. In the midst of this, other accusations of sexual misconduct against the drummer have also come to light.” Two days later, the band tweeted, “Just to clarify, the drummer, who has admitted to sexual misconduct and assault, is no longer playing with us. The band has reached the conclusion that continuing on with that drummer would not be in the band’s best interests.”
The band’s full statement reads:
In the midst of this, other accusations of sexual misconduct against the drummer have also come to light, as well as the firing of another employee, so these are all being dealt with by the staff and leadership of the band. As of now, the statement from the drummer has been made public and he remains completely innocent of any accusations or charges.
We have a solid group of people on the team now, and we have all of our people, which we have said before, are going to do an exceptional job of representing us to the public and to our fans. We have not had any false reports or anything of the sort coming from our fans and promoters, and we will not tolerate any.
We are going out with our friends and making sure they’re all going out and enjoying themselves, and that’s what we’re going to continue to do, but what we are here to do is continue to do our best to fulfill what we had said in the past.
Again, all of that is the product of our team, and they’re looking out for the best.
We want to make sure that everything is resolved, and it is resolved in the best way for the band, and we will do that, and that’s all we can do at this time.
UPDATE: The band’s statement was removed after an employee at the band’s office made a tweet about their statement and about sexual assault allegations. The statement has since been re-posted as the band tweets to