Capsize Part Ways With Guitarist & Cancel Immediate Tour Following Sexual Misconduct Allegation, Several Women Come Forward Against Band’s Frontman (Updated)


Update: February 23rd, 2019 03:34 AM:

Since making his statement, the woman who accused Capsize Nick Lopez of sexual misconduct has shot down his claims they had further amicable interactions together after the alleged incident. Additionally, are reporting that at least three other women have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against the band’s singer Daniel Wand.

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Some of the alleged victims appear to have been between the ages of 16 to 17 at the time. Wand is thought to have been between the ages of 20-23 when these incidents allegedly transpired. Various screencaps of their accusations against Wand have been shared over at this location. Though the band originally made a statement yesterday, February 22nd; In the wake of the latest accusations, Capsize appear to have deleted/disabled their social media profiles.

Original Story:

Capsize have cancelled their immediate touring plans following an accusation of sexual misconduct being made against the band’s guitarist Nick Lopez. In a statement issued earlier today, (February 22nd,) the band offered:

“We are aware of the accusation surfaced last night about the band. The member that has been called out has been removed from our line up.

That being said, we are going to take some time to regroup and figure out how to move forward. Our upcoming tour is canceled. We hope everyone finds their own peace.”

Lopez himself issued the below statement on the matter:

“Last year, I had what I thought at the time was a consensual interaction with a woman, until I heard last night that she felt I had pressured her into sex.

At first, I felt confused, because every interaction we had after the fact felt normal. After processing it for a moment, I understand that it is not my place to judge whether or not she felt pressured, and if there is any doubt in her mind then I must take her at her word.

At this time, I feel that I need to reevaluate what I know about communication and consent, and I should not have a platform to perform music professionally.

I’m so sorry for the pain I caused, and I know that I am not the victim here. There is no good way to apologize, but my regret is deep and real and I hope this is a learning moment for me. I will answer questions in my dm’s from friends.

Believe survivors.”

[via Lambgoat]

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