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Austin Carlile Issues Statement Denying Sexual Assault Allegations


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Austin Carlile, the former frontman of Of Mice & Men and Attack Attack!, has issued a statement denying the allegations of sexual assault that have been lodged against him by numerous women. Word of the allegations went mainstream earlier this month when one of Carlile‘s accusers called out Alternative Press for allegedly burying an investigative report on the matter.

In her post, she would go on to claim that the aforementioned publication interviewed over fifteen women who had accused Carlile of sexual assault/rape. His former bandmates in Of Mice & Men issued a statement denying any knowledge of the accusations, while Alternative Press also released a statement of their own as well.

Speaking via his social media overnight, Carlile addressed the matter as follows:

“In my younger years, I absolutely was not the best person, but I have never physically abused, preyed upon, forced myself upon, or drugged any woman. These accusations are false and defamatory.

I am not a perfect person: I smoked marijuana daily, drank often, got into fights and acted like a jerk more times than I can count. I did things and acted in ways that I am not proud of, but never have I violated anyone. These ‘accusations’ being thrown around on social media, in our current ‘cancel culture’ climate, are extremely heinous and completely without merit.

My wife is a molestation and rape survivor, and I have personally seen the deep, long-standing pain that she battles with every day. I have spent years surrendering my flesh over to God, allowing Him to constantly improve who I am as a man, husband, and father. During this past week, I have even had the joy of seeing the heartbeat of my new child for the very first time. Today, I am focused on supporting my pregnant wife, our daughter, this new blessing in our lives, my health, my wife’s health, and striving to be a better person every day.

These accusations have been investigated by the appropriate authorities as well as independent journalists and were determined to be unfounded. I apologize to the Marfan Foundation, I Am Second, my former bandmates and any of our dedicated fans who have been unjustly brought into this controversy and wish them all nothing but the best.

All women deserve to feel safe, supported, and heard, but these unjust attacks upon my family and accusations against me, are decades-old claims that are unfounded.”

 

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