Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, Etc.) Says Recent Rape Accusation Is A “Despicable False Claim”

As previously reported, an anonymous Twitter user accused Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, etc.) of raping her back in 2000 when she was 17. Now, Keenan has officially responded to the allegation:

“Many thanks to those of you who saw right through this despicable false claim that only does damage to the #metoo movement. And shame on those of you who perpetuate this destructive clickbait. As for my delayed but un-required response, I had my phone off. You should try it.”