In the midst of a new world tour that has already hit in Lithuania and Finland, and following allegations of sexual misconduct against vocalist Till Lindemann, Rammstein released a new statement on social media on Saturday, 3 June. The scandal erupted when an Irish woman, Shelby Lynn, accused Rammstein’s Till Lindemann of spiking her drink with drugs during the band’s afterparty Vilnius show.
The band took to Instagram to make the following statement, originally written in German: “The publications of the last few days have caused irritation and questions among the public and especially among our fans. The accusations have hit us all very hard and we take them extremely seriously.
We say to our fans: It is important to us that you feel comfortable and safe at our shows – in front of and behind the stage.
We condemn any kind of assault and ask you:
Do not participate in public pre-judgements of any kind towards those who have made accusations. They have a right to their point of view.
But we, the band, also have a right – not to be prejudged either.”
A few days ago, Shelby Lynn, the Irish woman allegedly drugged at a Rammstein gig, claimed she was told by the band’s legal team to stop talking about it.