Dave J Hogan
Brandon Flowers of The Killers performs on stage at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
US rock band The Killers are taking allegations of sexual misconduct on one of their tours “extremely seriously”.
The news comes after a female sound engineer shared her account of a woman who was abused backstage during a 2009 tour.
The woman, who is named on Twitter as Chez Cherrie, published a blog post in 2018 in which she alleged members of a stage crew took turns to engage in sexual activity with a woman in a dressing room.
Cherrie said she overheard members of the crew “swapping stories” and later found out from a security guard that the woman had been left passed out.
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“I cried that night in my bunk,” she wrote. “I should’ve left the tour. I should’ve spoken up for that woman. I should’ve defended her… and made sure she was okay.”
In the original article, Cherrie did not name the band the crew was worked for, but this week identified them as members who worked for The Killers when she reshared the post this week.
None of the band members were implicated in the allegations.
A legal representative for The Killers released this statement on the allegations: “First and foremost, any allegations of inappropriate behaviour by anyone on The Killers touring team are taken extremely seriously by the band and their management.
“This person’s story is appalling and, while The Killers do not have the same touring crew in 2020 that they had earlier in their career, they will be conducting a thorough investigation into past and present tour staff.
“Their legal team will be reaching out to this person for more information and clarity on the alleged incidents as detailed, as well as to the audio vendor who provided crew for the tour.
”The band are astonished and shocked by these claims. The behaviour attributed to them and their crew is unrecognisable and in direct opposition to the principles with which they run their workplace.”