Rammstein Issues Statement Denying Fan’s Drugging Allegations

Till Lindemann: Sven Mandel / CC-BY-SA-4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Till_Lindemann_-_2017287141118_2017-10-14_Buchmesse_-_Sven_-_1D_X_MK_II_-_229_-_AK8I8067.jpg, Copyright 2017 Sven Mandel, all rights reserved., Wikimedia Commons
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Serious allegations have been made against Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann and the band’s crew. On Reddit, a post has been published that provides a summary of allegations made by an individual who goes by the name of Shelby; this Reddit post references posts published by Shelby on her Twitter.

Per her Twitter posts, Shelby claims that while attending a recent Rammstein concert in Vilnius, LIT, she was drugged at a party organized by the band’s camp; she has not specified who allegedly drugged her. Shelby says that sometime after drinking “a small vodka/red bull,” some “prosecco,” and a shot of tequila she started to feel “like a human zombie, singing, dancing, but also stumbling tripping.”

At this party, Shelby claims to have interacted with Joe Letz, a man who allegedly oversaw Shelby and the other women at this party. She claims Joe called her out and said that Lindemann wanted to meet her. She then asked if this was a “sex thing,” to which she says Letz said no.

However, Shelby says she heard from another person “girl no please don’t go he does want sex,” and she started to become more concerned with the situation. Then allegedly, Shelby says she found herself in a situation where, upon meeting Lindemann in a room, she spoke up and told him she wasn’t going to have sex with him. Allegedly, Lindemann responded angrily and said “Joe said you would.”

Over on her Twitter, dating back to this past May 24th, Shelby has uploaded several alleged videos and photos related to her experience at this recent Rammstein concert, as well as at the alleged party that took place. She has also posted tweets regarding the side effects she has struggled with from this alleged drugging.

Shelby also claims that there are other women who have experienced similar interactions with Lindemann and the band’s crew. She has shared a link to a Tumblr post dating back to 2016 that was allegedly written by another victim who talked about their own alleged interaction with Lindemann and the band’s crew. In another tweet of hers, she claims another victim has come forward (Shelby providing a video that features a written statement from this alleged victim).

In response to these allegations, Rammstein has provided a brief statement on social media. Per that statement, Rammstein said the following:  “With regard to the allegations circulating on the internet about Vilnius, we can rule out the possibility that what is being claimed took place in our environment. We are not aware of any official investigations into this matter.”

If you are interested in learning more about Shelby’s accusations against Lindemann and the band’s crew, follow this link here to that Reddit post that chronicles what has been shared; you can also read what she has to say over on her Twitter. We will keep you posted on this story as more details arrive.

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