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Crown The Empire Deny Abuse Allegations Against Brandon Hoover, Alleged Victim Disputes The Band’s Statement (Updated)


Update: February 11th, 2023 10:14 PM:

The woman at the center of the abuse allegations made against Crown The Empire guitarist/vocalist Brandon Hoover has since shared more posts on social media regarding the matter. Among her latest are chatlogs and an apparent copy of a police report she claims to have filed after the incident.

Original Story:

Last year saw Crown The Empire guitarist/vocalist Brandon Hoover at the center of allegations from a woman who claimed to be his ex. In her since deleted post, she publicly alleged that Hoover had engaged in physically abusing her, while also claiming that he suffered from substance abuse problems amid their relationship.

While Hoover and the band remained quiet on the allegations, soon after the accusations made headlines, the group were no longer a part of a tour they had booked alongside Ice Nine Kills, Black Veil Brides and more.

Speaking yesterday, February 10th, Hoover took to the internet to publicly address the allegations. That statement reads as follows:

“To my friends and supporters,

This won’t be easy for me; however, I feel it is now an appropriate time for me to speak the truth on the allegations made by my former girlfriend that have been circulating.

As some of you may be aware, she has been making claims about me for some time now. The escalation of these allegations has not only affected me, but my loved ones.

I want you to know. I wholeheartedly deny any and all allegations and accusations of abuse that have been made against me by this individual.

After months of her continuously pushing this false narrative, I sought legal assistance to try to bring a stop to the lies. Ultimately, a cease and desist was issued but she has since ignored it and has continued to post lies about me almost daily for just shy of a year.

Abuse is a serious matter that should not be taken lightly. Anyone who has abused someone needs to be held accountable, but it is traumatizing for anyone to be falsely accused of something they categorically did not do. Every accusation this person has made against me can be debunked and proven false in a court of law.

It breaks my heart to see fans I have loved for years view me differently based on a complete fabrication. I am not an aggressive person; anyone who’s ever met me can attest to that.

I apologize to anyone who may be confused as to why you did not hear from me sooner. I was unsure how to handle this situation, as I have never found myself in a position like this before. I am not perfect, and our relationship wasn’t either, but I am not the person she has portrayed me to be.

I love you guys and hope you will take my words to heart.”

The band themselves issued a separate statement on the matter, which reads as follows:

“We are aware of the claims made towards Brandon. We want to make it clear; we firmly dispute these allegations. We condemn any form of abuse, including the type mentioned by the accuser.

In light of the serious nature of these allegations, we have been working diligently behind the scenes to address them in a professional and private manner.

Here are some actions we have taken:

•We hired an attorney to handle communication between the band and the accuser.

*An investigation was conducted which proved beyond a doubt that the allegations were false.

•Based on the conclusions of the investigation, our attorney sent a Cease & Desist notice to the accuser.

Our Initial intention was to handle these false allegations discreetly and directly. However, despite our efforts, the accuser has ignored the Cease & Desist and continues to spread misinformation. Regrettably, this situation has escalated, and we feel compelled to address it publicly.

We apologize for any confusion or concern caused by our silence, and we appreciate the support of our fans. Our goal is to provide clarity and put this matter to rest.

Crown The Empire

In the time since the aforementioned two statements was posted, the woman who made the initial accusations has taken to social media to dispute them, offering:

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