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All Time Low Responds to Allegations

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - OCTOBER 24: Jack Barakat, Dan Swank, Alex Gaskarth, Rian Dawson, and Zack Merrick of All Time Low performs at Old Forester's Paristown Hall on October 24, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Stephen J. Cohen/Getty Images)

All Time Low are addressing accusations against a band member.

A female accuser has called out Jack Barakat for an alleged sexual assault when she was 13, claiming the band invited her on their tour bus.

The woman claims past attempts to share her story were met with “influxes of hatred from the masses.”

The band released a lengthy statement:

“The allegations being brought against us are absolutely and unequivocally false.  We believe victims. We stand with victims. We have only ever wanted to cultivate and nurture a culture around out shows and band that is welcoming, healthy and safe. It is with that in mind that we have to state with outright certainty, that what is being said about us is completely and utterly false. We are investigating further the source of these false accusations, and will be seeking legal recourse as we take these allegations very seriously. With that in mind, we want to say again, we stand with victims and always wish to amplify the voices and stories of those who have suffered abuse and trauma. But we cannot and will not fuel or amplify lies that only cloud and distort the true stories of those who need to be heard and represented.  Throughout our nearly two-decade spanning career, we are so fortunate to learn and grow alongside all of you. We will continue to listen, and to do everything in our power to nurture and support a healthy and safe environment around All Time Low. It is difficult and disheartening to have to make this statement knowing that the allegations against our camp are completely unfounded and false, but at this point it is of the [utmost] importance to us that you know we hear you, we stand with victims, and we stand collectively for truth.”

Why do you think someone would share a story like this on social media?  Do you think such a public forum makes the motive questionable?



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