PVRIS have parted ways with their longtime guitarist Alex Babinski following sexual misconduct allegations.
“We have been made aware of the allegations involving Alex Babinski,” the group said in a statement. “We absolutely and emphatically will not tolerate sexual harassment, coercion and all other forms of sexual misconduct – online and offline. It is out responsibility to ensure and provide a safe space within the PVRIS community and to believe and support victims and survivors. As of today Alex will no longer be associated with PVRIS. He will be handling these matter privately and professionally.”
Babinski then spoke out saying that the allegations against him are false and that he is taking legal actions to clear his name.
“These allegations being made against me are 100% false,” Babinski said in his statement. “I understand that until there is provided clear evidence, I have no way to prove these allegations otherwise. I am determined to prove my innocence and am in the process of taking legal action in order to professionally and efficiently clear my name. I respect and honor all victims of sexual misconduct and it’s important for them to come forward and be heard. I respect and understand Lynn and Brian’s decision to part ways with me at this time.”
PVRIS’ is set to release their third studio album, Use Me on Friday, Aug. 28.
See the tweets below.
— PVRIS (@ThisIsPVRIS) August 26, 2020
— Alex Babinski (@AlexPVRIS) August 26, 2020