Yesterday (11th October), Beach Slang announced that guitarist Ruben Gallego has been asked to leave the band as a result of “allegations involving sexual assault”.
“Although this occurred four years ago and prior to him joining Beach Slang, we cannot in good conscience continue with him,” the band explained.
Now Ruben has released his own statement. It reads, in part:
“I’d like to say that what’s important to me is that people stand with survivors and that we continue to foster an environment where people aren’t afraid to speak out against their abusers.
“Although I do feel like what’s being said about me is inaccurate it’s irrelevant. I think it’s totally possible for people to see a situation completely differently and if this person feels I harmed them then that’s what I care about and I want to make that right.”
Beach Slang released latest album ‘A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings’ last month.