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Rock band The Killers launches investigations into allegations of sexual abuse on their tour


The killers open an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse by a former sound engineer who alleged that band members had exploited a drugged woman in a locker room.

None of the band members, including Mormon singer Brandon Flowers, were involved in the alleged attack in the locker room.

The sound engineer, who visits Chez Cherrie on Twitter, shared a 2018 blog post with her account detailing how misogyny had slowly crept in while working for the band on their 2009 US tour.

And she said how in one case a woman, who was obviously black or close, was abused by a number of crew members on the tour before being left naked and passed out in a dressing room.

The revelations are in stark contrast to the band's sparkling clean image. Pious frontman Flowers has spoken publicly about his clean lifestyle and how he avoids drugs, alcohol, and smoking.

A sound engineer who went to Twitter earlier this week claimed that she saw a woman being abused behind the scenes during her 2009 US tour. PICTURED: Band members at the time (left to right) Dave Keuning, Brandon Flowers, Ronnie Vannucci Jr. and Mark Stoermer

The sound engineer, who visits Chez Cherrie on Twitter, shared a blog post with her account in 2018, describing the incident and how hostile the culture was on tour

The sound engineer, who visits Chez Cherrie on Twitter, shared a blog post with her account in 2018, describing the incident and how hostile the culture was on tour

In her tweet, Cherrie wrote: “Trigger warning. This is my story. I was a technician for the largest sound company in the world and (still) worked for one of the largest bands in the world.

"I've never had justice. I wonder about them all the time. Please tell THE KILLERS my story about my time. & # 39;

She then tweeted a link to her blog post, which was originally written in 2018 and described the alleged encounter at the Eagles Ballroom in the Rave in Milwaukee.

It read: "We were roughly in the middle of our charging process when (one voice) came over the radio and said," Hey guys, there's a girl in dressing room A. Put your name on the list outside the door Your radio channel and we will call you when it is your turn ".

"I continued loading and occasionally heard a name coming over the radio to notify them that it was my turn in locker room A on the train."

She said on Twitter: & # 39; trigger warning. This is my story. I was a technician for the largest sound company in the world and (still) worked for one of the largest bands in the world. & # 39;

She said on Twitter: & # 39; trigger warning. This is my story. I was a technician for the largest sound company in the world and (still) worked for one of the largest bands in the world. & # 39;

None of the band members (photo 2006) was involved in the alleged attack and has since vowed to open an investigation

None of the band members (photo 2006) was involved in the alleged attack and has since vowed to open an investigation

Cherrie added that initially she hadn't thought much about the incident and believed that the woman was an "approving adult" who had no concerns about being with so many men – some of whom were "happily married and with children" .

The sound engineer would relax for the night and hope that "the disgusting behavior comes out of the boys' systems".

& # 39; Unfortunately that was not the case. Everyone shared stories about this woman and her experiences with her. They talked about their level of intoxication, but had no concerns that it was obviously blackened or close to it, ”she said.

The murderers vow to investigate claims thoroughly

The killers shared the following statement:

& # 39; First and foremost, any allegations of inappropriate behavior by anyone on The Killers Touring Team are taken extremely seriously by the band and their management.

& # 39; This person's story is appalling, and although The Killers 2020 will not have the same touring crew as 2009, they will do a thorough investigation of past and current tour staff.

& # 39; Your legal team will contact this person for more information and clarity about the alleged incidents, as well as the audio seller who provided the crew for the tour.

& # 39; The band is amazed and shocked by these claims. The behavior attributed to them and their crew is unrecognizable and is in direct contradiction to the principles with which they manage their jobs. & # 39;

“You made fun of one of the rented guns because he messed with the woman when he was third. They called him a homo because he'd messed with their post that blew up other guys. I was just trying to ignore what was going on. & # 39;

She said when they left, a security guard ran towards the bus.

"The security guard said, and I'll never forget that moment because part of me died that night." The girl in locker room A passed out and was naked. Will someone take care of them? "

Cherrie claimed that male crew members simply laughed and refused to help before closing the door.

She added, “The security guard looked down at his shoes and the bus pulled away, and part of my heart went black and fell to the floor.

I cried in my bunk that night. I should have left the tour. I should have spoken for this woman. I should have defended her … and made sure she was fine. & # 39;

At the time of the alleged incident, singer Brandon Flowers, guitarist Dave Keuning, bassist Mark Stoermer and drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr. faced the Las Vegas group.

A legal representative of the band told MailOnline: “First and foremost, all allegations of inappropriate behavior by members of The Killers Touring team are taken extremely seriously by the band and their management.

& # 39; This person's story is appalling and although The Killers will not have the same touring crew in 2020 as they started their careers in 2020, they will do a thorough investigation of past and current tour staff.

& # 39; Your legal team will contact this person for more information and clarity about the alleged incidents, as well as the audio seller who provided the crew for the tour.

& # 39; The band is amazed and shocked by these claims. The behavior attributed to them and their crew is unrecognizable and is in direct contradiction to the principles with which they manage their jobs. & # 39;

The sound engineer posted photos of her Facebook on Facebook to show that she was working for the band at the times mentioned in her blog post

The sound engineer posted photos of her Facebook on Facebook to show that she was working for the band at the times mentioned in her blog post

The grabs contained photos of the time she actually worked on tour

The grabs contained photos of the time she actually worked on tour

In addition to the locker room incident, Cherrie described a long history of misogyny that she experienced while working with the band.

Cherrie said that she was the only woman who worked for the band, and noticed that men who worked in the crew started making jokes and inappropriate comments about her.

Cherrie said she was reprimanded for making a series of work-related comments that her male colleagues had made and for which they were not abused.

The reference became so bad and frequent that Cherrie fled to the tour bus because of a special whip to roar her eyes.

She added: "I remember one of the backline technicians comforting me and telling me not to worry that the FOH guy was always a dick. I couldn't help but think why wasn't he?" a tail for everyone else? " Why was he just an idiot and scolded me every day? & # 39;

Cherrie shares a card from the Eagles Ballroom at Rave in Milwaukee, where the attack is said to have taken place

Cherrie shares a card from the Eagles Ballroom at Rave in Milwaukee, where the attack is said to have taken place

Cherrie described the bus as "unsafe" about a week after the tour began and remembered how band members would take advantage of drunken groupies who had brought them on the bus.

"It was like a sport for her," she said in the post. "They drew the audio crew's attention to a special they just made. If we troll for chicks for them, make sure we check IDs and the girls get off the stage with the unspoken agreement that they would blow a band member, we could get a $ 50 bonus.

"Even more, if the girl undressed and showered for a particular member, we would get an additional $ 50."

Cherrie refused to participate in the trolling, saying that such pre-fiasco incidents in the locker room added to the culture that prevailed during the band's tour.

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