Mental Cruelty have parted ways with Lucca Schmerler. The vocalist was fired after being accused of sexual assault.
The band commented:
“This has been the hardest week for us with daily calls talking about the allegations against Lucca. None of us ever thought about being in a situation like this, therefore it took us a few days to evaluate. As a result, Lucca is no longer a part of Mental Cruelty. Please be sure, we as the band (Danny, Nawl, Viktor and Marvin) completely distance ourselves from all forms of sexual violence and/or abuse.
You can read Lucca‘s statement on his personal Instagram account. Please understand that we will not speak on his behalf!”
Schmerler also issued his own statement:
“Due to threats of violence against my friends, family and myself, I will withdraw from public life until further notice. Investigations against the people involved were initiated a few weeks ago and I distance myself from all allegations made against me.”
[via The PRP]