In a statement issued earlier today, PVRIS have announced that they have made the decision to part ways with guitarist/keyboardist Alex Babinski with immediate affect.
The band have explained that they have decided to remove Babinski from the group after they’d been “made aware of allegations” of misconduct against him.
You can read their full statement below.
— PVRIS (@ThisIsPVRIS) August 26, 2020
“We have been made aware of the allegations involving Alex Babinski. We absolutely and emphatically will not tolerate sexual harassment, coercion and all other forms of sexual misconduct – online and offline. It is our responsibility to ensure and provide a safe space within the PVRIS community and to believe and support victims and survivors.
As of today Alex will no longer be associated with PVRIS. He will be handling these matters privately and professionally.”
Babinski has also issued a statement of his own addressing the allegations, stating that they are false and expressing his intent to take legal action to clear his name.
You can read his statement below.
— Alex Babinski (@AlexPVRIS) August 26, 2020
“These allegations being made against me are 100% false. I understand that until there is provided clear evidence, I have no way to prove these allegations otherwise. I am determined to prove my innocence and am in the process of taking legal action in order to professionally and efficiently clear my name.
I respect and honor all victims of sexual misconduct and it’s important for them to come forward and be heard. I respect and understand Lynn and Brian’s decision to part ways with me at this time.”
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