Germany Drops Investigation on Till Lindemann’s Sexual Misconduct Charges

Till Lindemann: Sven Mandel / CC-BY-SA-4.0,, Copyright 2017 Sven Mandel, all rights reserved., Wikimedia Commons
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Back in May, serious allegations were posted online against Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann and the band’s crew. A fan came forward on social media and claimed she was drugged at a party organized by the band’s camp, and that she was put into a situation where Lindemann allegedly reacted angrily to her when she vocally said she would not have sex with him. Other female fans have also come forward with similar allegations towards Rammstein.

In the time that has passed since the initial reporting of these allegations, the band has released several statements, and Lindemann was dropped by his book publisher. Along with German police investigating the allegations made against Rammstein, it was also reported that an internal investigation into the band’s staff and crew was also taking place.

But in a new update to this story, as reported by Deutsche Welle, Germany has dropped its investigation on Lindemann.

Per a statement from the Berlin state prosecutor’s office, they say that initial investigations “did not provide any evidence” of the claims made against the frontman. The statement also shares that law enforcement agencies have yet to receive testimony from any of the alleged victims; German law enforcement has not been able to find evidence in regard to the allegations made against the Rammstein singer.

In a statement released by Till Lindemann’s legal representatives, they share the following:

“The rapid termination of investigative proceedings by the Berlin state prosecutor’s office shows that there is insufficient evidence that our client allegedly committed sexual offenses.”

Prosecutors have also shared that an investigation into Alena Makeeva has also been dropped; Makeeva was a former member of the Rammstein team who had been accused of picking women to be brought backstage for “encounters” with Lindemann. As noted by prosecutors, insufficient evidence was found to support claims that Makeeva had taken part in any criminal activity.

We will keep you posted on this story as more details arrive.

Anyone affected by sexual assault, whether it happened to you or someone you care about, can find support on the National Sexual Assault Hotline. If you are looking for support, please contact RAINN or call 800.656.HOPE (4673). Remember: you are not alone.