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Dance Gavin Dance Part Ways With Vocalist Tilian Pearson Over Sexual Assault Allegations

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Dance Gavin Dance Part Ways With Vocalist Tilian Pearson Over Sexual Assault Allegations

On Wednesday, Dance Gavin Dance frontman Tilian Pearson responded to sexual assault allegations versus him posted to Reddit. Now, the band has officially declared that they’ve let him go.

As documented by Loudwire, a Reddit consumer posted a 6,000-word recollection of a shorter relationship she experienced with Pearson. They interacted beneath the impact of alcoholic beverages, and started to have interaction in sexual activity, when Pearson slapped her, in what she describes as “an attempt to be alluring.” She questioned Pearson not to do it once again devoid of authorization, but he ongoing placing her. Afterwards, the two fulfilled up at an AirBNB the place Pearson allegedly continuously acted against her consent and held her from leaving. You can browse the whole submit on Reddit.

Pearson then unveiled the assertion below:

“This early morning I was produced knowledgeable of allegations from a person relating to a transient partnership bordering the weekend of Swanfest. Admittedly, this was a time when I was pretty susceptible, but I can guarantee you that every single sexual act was purely consensual. Because then, she has reached out to me numerous situations wanting to see me yet again. We fulfilled once again later in Cleveland on tour, and I made the decision to conclude matters the pursuing day. It was an amicable break up, so this story coming out is particularly surprising.

“I have text threads saved that paint a photograph of the character of our short connection, but I would choose not to have to air that out.

“It pains me a little bit due to the fact I imagined there was a standard lightheartedness and sweetness that was not described in her edition.

“I take the subject of sexual assault very seriously, and I want to firmly reiterate that there was no second of nearly anything going on that was not consensual. I recognize that in a new sexual romantic relationship, there is a period of figuring just about every other’s preferences out, but there is not a question our actual physical get in touch with ever crossed boundaries into nearly anything resembling assault.

“My common condition of thoughts bordering the weekend was crammed with grief, and I was leaning on liquor as a crutch to get me by way of it. Following Swanfest, I did the tour sober to adequately grieve and acquired a large amount of assist from the band and friends.

“Although her story saddens me to study, I will not convey any ill will towards her.

“I hope this clears factors up, and thank you for listening.

“-Tilian”

Now, Dance Gavin Dance posted the next concept to their social media accounts:

“The latest allegations against Tilian are something we just take extremely seriously, and we have been in deep discussion with regards to the appropriate action.

“Effective promptly, Tilian will be stepping absent from the band in get to search for experienced help.

“Jon, Will, Matt and Andrew will proceed on with all currently scheduled dates. The band will also be proceeding with the release of Jackpot Juicer as prepared.

“We all labored amazingly tricky on this album, and it is also the very last recorded overall body of operate from Tim [Feerick, the band’s bassist who died earlier this year] — we want to be absolutely sure to give it the whole release attention it warrants to honor its legacy.

“We know that this is a really test and upsetting situation for all all those impacted, and we check with individuals to you should be as comprehension as achievable though every person performs by this.

“We value you constantly.

“Love, Matt, Will, Jon and Andrew.”

Far more on this tale as it unfolds.

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