Maynard James Keenan Denies Rape Allegation

Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan is denying a rape allegation made on social media last week, calling it a “despicable false claim.”

“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,” he wrote on Twitter.

The original claim came from Twitter user @IWas17HeWas36, who shared an alleged story from 2000 when A Perfect Circle was on tour with Nine Inch Nails.

According to her, after Keenan noticed her in the crowd during show and invited her backstage, she says Keenan signed an autograph and asked how old she was. From there, she claims, he told her, “I can’t talk to you here. Let’s go watch a movie,” and pulled her to his tour bus. He allegedly led her to a bed in the back and put on a film before he started rubbing her neck and taking his pants off. “All I could do was sit there, looking at the movie, unable to move,” @IWas17HeWas36 wrote. She claims he then raped her without a condom, giving her human papillomavirus (HPV) in the process.

by RTTNews Staff Writer

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