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Lotus Eater Disband Amid Allegations Made Against Their Frontman Paul Collins (Updated)


Update: July 10th, 2021 12:08 PM:

Paul Collins has since announced that he will be taking legal action against those making allegations against him, issuing the below statement on the matter:

“I have been made aware of a Twitter and Instagram page that is a group of my ex partners that are portraying me in horrendous and disgusting ways when I was in my teens. I am now 25. These stories are NOT true and I wouldn’t dream of doing any of these things to women or anyone and any arguments I’ve had with them are blown highly out of proportion. I will be revising these statements and addressing them thoroughly.

These are people that are using my old relationships as a way to destroy me as a person, musician and partner. You have relationships when you’re younger and you learn from mistakes you make throughout those relationships. I understand that the way I could speak when I was younger was irrational and I didn’t understand what I do now about interacting with people, especially when I felt uncomfortable.

I will hold myself accountable for the things I do wrong but these things are a deformation of my character and slander. My band and band mates, friends and my family have nothing to do with this and I will take full responsibility. I am stepping down from Lotus Eater until these statements are sorted.

I am taking legal action. My partner Kirsty is also making a statement about my character. I AM NOT who you are saying I am.”

Original Story::

Lotus Eater have called it quits amid several allegations having been made against their latest vocalist Paul Collins. Those allegations surfaced online via this Twitter with several apparent victims alleging everything from non-consensual sex to abusive behavior and spreading STDs.

The band initially responded to the allegations with the following statement yesterday, July 09th:

Paul Collins is no longer a member of Lotus Eater.”

That statement was signed by the band’s drummer/vocalist Cameron Humphrey and guitarist/bassist Aiden Cooper. An hour afterwards the group revealed they had called it quits, offering:

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Gloom Worldwide, thank you for everything.”

In June of 2020 several former members of the band faced allegations of their own, including guitarist/bassist Alan Ross and guitarist/bassist Douglas Park. Some of those allegations can be found here.

Lotus Eater had been planning to release their new album “Where The Body Goes” on July 23rd through Hopeless Records. Last month they released a music video for a single by the name of “Obliterate” from it featuring a cameo from Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes.

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