Ex Black Veil Brides bassist Ashley Purdy has responded to the “many false allegations” that have been made on social media about him. He was recently accused of both sexual and mental abuse by several women on social media.
“I am aware of certain derogatory statements being made on social media about my character.
“I sincerely believe that every woman has a right to be heard, trusted and respected. However, these statements have been worsening over time and I can assure you many false allegations have been made. I am mortified by what is being said.
“At this time, despite my concern for everyone involved, I feel I have no choice but to proceed with legal action to quickly bring the truth to light.
“I am asking all my friends and fans to be patient and reserve judgment as my attorneys work to clear my name. Until then, I hope that everyone stays safe and knows I am doing everything possible to quickly and responsibly resolve this situation.”
Purdy’s former bandmates in Black Veil Brides responded to the accusations on social media, writing: “We have been informed of the allegations against a former member of our band and 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.”