BROCKHAMPTON-member Ameer Vann has been accused of misconduct. As reported by Pitchfork, multiple women came forward with accusations over the weekend alleging instances of abuse.
Taking to Twitter, singer-songwriter Rhett Rowan responded to a thread with “I dated him and can confirm that Ameer Vann of Brockhampton is emotional manipulative and mentally abusive.” She would go on to accuse Vann of “out[ing] & glamor[izing]” her eating disorder, having sex with a minor, and generally “abusing women.”
These same allegations were also levied by @GIGINOTHADID, who wrote that Vann “degrades women” and “makes forceful advances.” In a statement to The FADER, she confirmed that these accusations were based on her friend’s relationship with Vann.
Since news broke of the allegations, Ameer Vann has responded with a set of tweets. While admitting that in the past he has “fucked up and disrespected my partners. I’ve cheated and been dismissive to my exes” he vehemently denies any criminal behavior. “In response to the claims of emotional and sexual abuse: although my behavior has been selfish, childish, and unkind, I have never criminally harmed anyone or disrespected their boundaries. I have never had relations with a minor or violated anybody’s consent” he writes. See all of his statements below.
As of press time, Vann has released no further comments, nor has BROCKHAMPTON made any statements.
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Read our op-ed on media accountability when covering public figures and alleged abuse here.