Maynard James Keenan

Woman Who Accused Maynard James Keenan Of Rape: “I Will Testify If Need Be”


There’s been another development in the rape allegation that was anonymously made against Tool, A Perfect Circle, etc. frontman Maynard James Keenan last weekend. By now you are likely aware of this accusation made against Keenan, in which an anonymous Twitter user shared their account of an alleged rape that took place at A Perfect Circle show back in 2000.

Through a lengthy series of tweets, the accuser stated that she was 17-years-old at the time of the incident and claims that Keenan raped her in a tour bus backstage at the show. Keenan himself went on to deny the allegation, addressing it via Twitter on June 28th, 2018, with the following statement:

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“Many thanks to those of you who saw right through this despicable false claim that only does damage to the #metoo movement. And shame on those of you who perpetuate this destructive clickbait. As for my delayed but un-required response, I had my phone off. You should try it.”

While some suspicious findings regarding the accusations having seemingly cast doubt on the validity of the claim, it would appear the accuser has since talked to the press. The original accusation was made via this Twitter account. While numerous press inquiries to that account previously went unanswered, the user behind it has direct messaged a statement via the social media platform to the New York Daily News. That statement reads as follows:

“I do not fear libel or any lawsuit, because he knows that he’s guilty. I will testify if need be. The whole point of this is to stop him and others from assaulting anyone else.”

It is presently unclear if the accuser has come forward to the authorities with the allegation. Thus far their claims have been publicly uncorroborated with no evidence provided. This past Wednesday, June 27th, the aforementioned Twitter account began seeking out others to come forward with similar allegations against Keenan.

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