The singer of the German metal band Rammstein, Till Lindemann, accused by several women of sexual assault after concerts, strongly denies these accusations, his lawyers said in a statement on Thursday.
“On social networks, in particular Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, serious accusations were made by various women against our client,” write Berlin lawyers Simon Bergmann and Christian Schertz. "It has thus been repeatedly claimed that women were drugged with GHB or alcohol at Rammstein concerts, in order to allow our client to perform sexual acts on them", add- they. “These accusations are invariably false,” assure the lawyers. “We will immediately take legal action for all such allegations,” they threaten.
The case began at the end of May with the testimony of a 24-year-old Irish woman accusing the singer and lyricist of the group of having drugged and sexually assaulted her after a concert the same month in Lithuania. This testimony released the words of other young women all describing the same scenario.
The groupies would have been spotted in the front rows of the concerts, filmed or photographed so that Lindemann could make his choice, before for some of them being invited backstage for parties. Some would then have been drugged before being attacked by the 60-year-old singer.
Several concert venues, in Munich and Berlin in particular, where the German group is to perform, in the middle of a European tour, have given up installing the area just in front of the stage ("Row Zero") in which the singer would have spotted the young women.