Ashley Purdy

Black Veil Brides Issue Statement On Allegations Against Their Ex-Bassist Ashley Purdy


Former Black Veil Brides bassist Ashley Purdy has found himself at the center of allegations of mental and sexual abuse by a woman on Twitter. Across a series of tweets which you can find here, a woman identified as Pearl came forward detailing her experiences with Purdy. Other women have also come forward with similar allegations of mental abuse on social media, sharing them under this hashtag.

Purdy meanwhile addressed the matter via social media, denying the allegations, before putting his profiles on private:

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The woman mentioned above who leveled the allegations in question responded to Purdy‘s videos with a new statement of her own, which can be found here. Since word of the allegations broke, Black Veil Brides have issued the below statement:

“We have been informed of the allegations against a former member of our band we want to make it clear that we do not condone the type of abhorrent behavior that’s been described. We are committed to creating a safe community for our fans and advancing a culture in which abuse of any kind is not tolerated.

If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual assault, domestic violence, or child abuse, information and resources are available through the Joyful Heart Foundation”

A link to the organization they mentioned above can be found here. Purdy was let go from Black Veil Brides in late 2019 and had a much publicized run-in with the law shorly after for a DUI. Earlier this year he stated he had gone through therapy for various mental health struggles.