Belmont have parted ways with Sam Patt. The guitarist was fired after being accused of sexual assault.
Belmont issued the following statement:
“Today we were made aware of accusations against Sam that we were not formerly aware of and because of this we have agreed to part ways with Sam. Following a previous allegation from a few months ago, we came to an agreement with Sam that he would address this and improve his behavior, and we wanted to give him a chance to make amends with his accuser privately.
We apologize for not making a public statement while this work was being done. We take these accusations very seriously. It is important to us to foster a safe and supportive scene for everyone involved, and we’ll be taking some time to consider how we can be better at actively supporting this.
We hope that this is a step in the right direction towards earning back your support.”
You can read some of the allegations in the below tweets: