Five Finger Death Punch’s Manager Issues Statement On Ivan Moody’s Domestic Violence/Divorce Report


Five Finger Death Punch‘s manager Allen Kovac has issued a statement regarding the troubling reports surrounding Five Finger Death Punch frontman Ivan Moody. Earlier this week, TMZ reported that Moody‘s ‘wife’—identified as Holly Smith—had filed for divorce against him, while also making claims of domestic violence. Said allegations were later proclaimed to be false by band guitarist Zoltan Bathory. It was later further reported by TMZ that Moody‘s own sister, Sandra Dykes, had a restraining order out against him, alleging violent behavior while under the influence.

While Kovac didn’t address the latter report, he did focus on the alleged divorce/domestic violence report, offering:

Holly Smith has made claims of domestic violence that were dismissed on July 14th, 2015. She has also claimed that she was married to Ivan Moody, which Ivan denies. A search of county clerk records in the location she claims to have gotten married showed no marriage certificate. Ms. Smith has also made statements alleging that Moody is the father of her child which has also been shown to be untrue.

We look forward to proving that there are no grounds for divorce in this case and that Ms Smith is not a credible source of information. Nobody in Five Finger Death Punch condones domestic violence or abuse of any kind. The media attention is rife with false allegations and we hope that the media will start to follow the facts so that Ivan can move on.

Given the shameless attempt to become a media star with these false allegations, I think Five Finger Death Punch can take this 15 minutes of fame and use the situation to promote their sixth album (‘Got Your Six‘, due out September 4) and U.S. tour (with Papa Roach, also starting on September 4) as well. Early projections show the album looks to debut at #1 — we want to thank Ms. Smith and TMZ for all their help!”

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