​Sigur Rós Drummer Orri Páll Dýrason Accused of Sexual Assault

​Sigur Rós Drummer Orri Páll Dýrason Accused of Sexual Assault
Sigur Rós drummer Orri Páll Dýrason has been accused of sexual assault, including rape, by a Los Angeles-based artist.

On September 25, Meagan Boyd (who also works as Yin Shadowz) wrote an Instagram post alleging that Dýrason had sexually assaulted her in 2013, when the Icelandic outfit were in Los Angeles for recording sessions.

"I was drunk, and I had met him at a club (I had a brief period in which I was a dancer at a club called 'the body shop')," Boyd wrote. "I also engaged in a kiss with him before falling asleep in the same bed, after that I completely knocked out."

Boyd then wrote that she "woke up with the feeling of being penetrated without my consent during a deep slumber" on two occasions that evening.

"I wondered [to myself] why I didn't leave after the first time," she wrote. "But I was drunk, dead tired, in shock, and this was right before I ever heard of anything like Uber/lyft ... but none of that should matter because no one deserves to be raped/touched/licked/fucked without CONSENT."

Boyd admitted that she did not press charges or come forward with the allegations until now. "I never reported it," she wrote. "I never expressed my pain publicly. I harbored this ache now for almost 6 years... for many reasons. I felt no one would believe me, I felt I had been irresponsible for trusting him just because he was in a band I loved and I respected him as an artist."

While Dýrason has yet to address the accusations publicly, Boyd followed her first post with another today, showing screenshots of an email she had allegedly received from the drummer following her first post. She also included her subsequent responses.

The email reads, "I cannot understand why you would want to publicly accuse me of something I did not do." The writer offers his own recollection of the evening, saying that they "had a good time together" before writing, "I did not assault you."

Boyd writes in the caption of her second post, "I think he believes his own lies or maybe he's just delusional.. his side of the story is completely untrue and fabricated."

You can find both of Boyd's posts below. Dýrason has not been charged for any of the crimes alleged by Boyd. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In January of 2013 I was sexually assaulted by a member of the band @sigurros when they were in Los Angeles recording an album that was set to come out later that same year. My assailant's name is Orri Páll Dýrason. I never reported it. I never expressed my pain publicly. I harbored this ache now for almost 6 years... for many reasons. I felt no one would believe me, I felt I had been irresponsible for trusting him just because he was in a band I loved and I respected him as an artist. I was drunk, and I had met him at a club (I had a brief period in which I was a dancer at a club called "the body shop"), I also engaged in a kiss with him before falling asleep in the same bed, after that I completely knocked out. I woke up with the feeling of being penetrated without my consent during a deep slumber.. it happened twice that night, and I wondered myself why I didn't leave after the first time- but I was drunk, dead tired, in shock, and this was right before I ever heard of anything like Uber/lyft ... but none of that should matter because no one deserves to be raped/touched/licked/fucked without CONSENT. (((My heart is racing and I'm shaking just typing this.))) I wasn't ready to go public in the midst of the hype of the #metoo movement because just speaking about it gives me intense anxiety and I was about to give birth to my first child. In the wake of the news of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford calling out Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, I was triggered to speak out myself. Ironically, he's now engaged to feminist activist who is also the founder of the Icelandic Slut walk (go figure...) And if I hear another damn Sigur Ros song during a yoga class ever again I'm gonna scream. Those songs I once found deliciously calming, beautiful and serene now leave a disgusting taste in my mouth. #endrapeculture

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I normally don't post screen shots like this because what I truly love to share is my art and things that bring me joy- But I cannot stand for this. Tonight I was contacted by my rapist (yes, he's a rapist because he stuck his dick in me while I was in a deep sleep from drinking and staying up all night listening to him talk about himself for hours.) He is asking me to remove it, denying it and GASLIGHTING me. I think he believes his own lies or maybe he's just delusional.. his side of the story is completely untrue and fabricated. This is why victims don't call out their rapists because they fear this type of interaction. I feared this for years but now I'm just ANGRY, FURIOUS, MAD. I'm telling the truth. This is not fair. I kept my mouth shut for almost 6 years out of fear. I'm not crippled by this trauma any longer I'm just on fire with rage. I deserve an apology for what was done to me. Accountability. TRUTH. Orri should not be in any woman's Safe SPACE. I'm amazed and bewildered that he's with a woman who is the FOUNDER OF ICELAND's SLUT WALK. The irony could not be more uncanny. I will not be silenced. I will not be gaslighted! I will not let rape culture continue to flourish.. I got a daughter and TIME'S UP.... #timesup #fucksigurros #endrapeculture #metoo @sigurros

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