PVRIS Cut Ties with Alex Babinski Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations
The guitarist has called the claims against him "100% false"
Published Aug 26, 2020PVRIS have severed ties with band member Alex Babinski following allegations of sexual misconduct made against the keyboardist/guitarist. Babinski, however, claims the allegations made against him are "100% false."
The American rock band made the announced of Babinski's departure earlier today. It comes just as the PVRIS get ready to release their third album Use Me through Warner on Friday (August 28).
"We have been made aware of the allegations involving Alex Babinski," the band wrote in a statement on social media. "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."
The band continued: "As of today Alex will no longer be associated with PVRIS. He will be handling these matters privately and professionally."
Going forward, this means PVRIS will consist only of Lynn Gunn and Brian MacDonald.
Shortly after the band's announcement, Babinski issued his own statement, denying the allegations against him and calling them "100% false."
"I understand that until there is provided clear evidence, I have no way to prove these allegations otherwise," he wrote. "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 decision to part ways with me at this time."
You can see his post below.