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Nothing But Thieves deny sexual assault claims

British rockers Nothing But Thieves are threatening to sue those who have accused members of the band of sexual misconduct.
Social media users shared allegations of sexual misconduct against bandmembers on Monday (13Nov17), prompting bosses at NME magazine to cancel their awards launch concert in London, which was due to be headlined by the band.
After the cancellation of the gig, the band posted a statement to Twitter denying the allegations, and threatening legal action against those spreading “slanderous claims”.
“We want you to know we 100% deny any wrongdoing in the false allegations brought against us. We have the utmost respect for women and would never treat them in the ways that we have been accused of,” their statement read. “We will consider taking appropriate legal action against all slanderous claims. We will be taking this very seriously.”
Members Conor Mason, Joe Langridge-Brown, Dominic Craik, Philip Blake, James Price wrote that they had initially been advised not to address the accusations, but felt they had to speak out about the “distressing and damaging” claims.
The allegations primarily focused on the band’s keyboardist Craik, who was accused of inappropriate behaviour by several female fans.
Although their NME show at London nightclub Tape on Thursday has been cancelled, the band’s U.K. tour is still on, with the band performing in Southampton, England on Wednesday.
However, Canadian band July Talk, who were supporting the rockers on tour, have pulled out of playing their upcoming gigs.

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