Following recent allegations of sexual misconduct which surfaced online a few days ago, Set It Off guitarist Dan Clermont has decided to take a “hiatus” from the band.
The band posted a follow-up to the situation after their initial response to Twitter, confirming that Clermont‘s removal from the band, indefinite or otherwise, was a joint decision between both him and the remaining members.
— Set It Off (@SetItOff) May 6, 2019
“In light of recent allegations regarding Dan Clermont, we have taken the necessary time to investigate this matter on both professional and personal levels before making a statement. We have jointly decided that he will be taking a hiatus and stepping away from Set It Off to spend time at home with his family and pursue privately & legally.
Thank you to all our amazing fans for standing by us during this time.”
Clermont himself has also commented on the allegations, stating that he has “taken the proper legal channels” in an effort to prove his innocence. He posted his response on Twitter (here), and it can also be read below.
“I’m deeply pained and hurt by the allegations that have been brought against me on Saturday. I’ve taken the proper legal channels to prove my innocence and investigate why someone would bring forth these false allegations against me. With that said, both myself and my fiancé feel that it is best to take some time away from the public eye and focus on moving forward from this. We will be following the advice of our legal counsel and pursuing appropriate action accordingly. I appreciate those of you who did not jump to conclusions and were respectful throughout this process.
This has been very hard for all parties involved, so please respect myself and Sydney’s privacy for the time being.”
You can read more on the the allegations that have been levied at Clermont in our initial article on this matter here.
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
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