[Note: This article contains descriptions of sexual assault.]
In an article published today by Minnesota Tribune of the stars, and in a statement on social media Written by multiple “survivors and allies,” musician Sean Tillman, best known for playing Har Mar Superstar, has been accused of sexually inappropriate behavior and comments. The Grandstand The article also describes several incidents of alleged assault, including one in which Tillman followed a woman into a bathroom and forcibly kissed her, another in which he exposed himself and shoved his penis into a woman’s face, and a third. in which he put his hands in the woman’s pants. Most of the women alleging these incidents have remained anonymous at this time, but the statement on social media makes clear that “the assaults experienced by 7 survivors who have shared so far range from inappropriate sexual remarks and grooming to assaults. physical sexuality. “
Tillman has responded to the allegations, issuing a statement denying the details of a specific incident, which, according to the Grandstand, took place in 2016 and prompted many other women to come forward, while issuing a blanket apology to the ‘brave women’ who ‘have come forward to talk about how I treated them, including conduct that was hurtful, abusive and selfish’ . Although he is careful not to blame drugs and alcohol for his behavior, Tillman views his struggles with substance abuse as a contributing factor in his behavior towards women in the period described. Outside of the 2016 incident, which he says “it just didn’t happen that way,” Tillman’s statement avoids directly addressing any of the other allegations against him.
The Minneapolis music community, where Tillman emerged before achieving greater global success, has already begun to take action on the allegations against him. For him Grandstand, the city’s First Avenue nightclub has cut plans to sell tickets to an upcoming show by Tillman’s band, Heart Bones, and local radio station 89.3 The Current has pulled its music from the rotation.