Joshua Woodard, the bassist and one of the founding members of A Day To Remember, has issued a statement online in response to allegations that surfaced a few weeks ago.
In a report published by Acronym Magazine, a user in a now deleted tweet (seemingly removed for unknown reasons) made on June 8th 2020 accuses Woodard of sexual assault in a situation that purportedly took place almost ten years ago.
Woodard has taken to Twitter earlier today (August 1st 2020) to issue a statement in response, which you can read in full below.
— Joshua Woodard (@joshuawoodard) August 1, 2020
“I’d like to address the allegations against me that have circulated around the Internet in recent weeks.
First, let me be clear that the events described never happened and these allegations are false.
Up until now, I have remained silent because I do not feel it is appropriate to handle or debate this situation on social media. Addressing this is my personal responsibility, and I have chosen to defend myself through the proper legal channels.
Aside from releasing this statement, I will continue dealing with this matter privately in order to protect myself and my family.”
For those who are facing or who are survivors of sexual abuse, harassment and misconduct, more help and support can be found below.
A Voice For The Innocent: www.avoicefortheinnocent.org
The Survivors Trust: www.thesurvivorstrust.org
Citizens Advice: www.citizensadvice.org.uk