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Ex-Sharptooth Vocalist Marissa Ward Speaks Out Against Her Ex-Bandmates


Former Sharptooth vocalist Marissa Ward has spoken out against her former bandmates in the aforementioned Maryland outfit. Her comments closely followed Sharptooth publicly calling it quits last month. Ward had joined the group for their 2022 reinvention, replacing Lauren Kashan.

Speaking via social media late last month, Ward addressed some alleged mistreatment she claims to have endured at the hands of her former bandmates, stating:

“I wasn’t going to say anything, since I didn’t have anything nice to say in the first place. Sharptooth broke up months ago very quietly, and I have done my best to distance myself from it since. Not being “my” band, I didn’t feel it was proper to speak out on its ending, but realize now that some things must be communicated.

First off, Lauren and I are friends. There is no bad blood between us. Secondly, she was absolutely on point in her initial statement when she left Sharptooth, I experienced very similar circumstances. Behind the scenes I was belittled, mocked, disrespected, and tokenized as a means to further someone else’s name. My likeness and “image” were used to define something I had no control over or say in.

Even the breakup announcement went without any previous member knowing or having any say. it was an absolute pleasure to have connected with fans of Sharptooth and to have been accepted as a part of its legacy. It’s always an honor to create, even if it’s with less than savory circumstances. I truly hope moving forward to distance myself further and further as myself and others heal from what can only be described as silly bullshit. Love y’all.”

Kashan‘s original exit statement from the band was made back on August 28th of 2022 and can be read in its entirety below.

[via Lambgoat]

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