"It's a difficult decision for me, but I do not want these serious accusations to affect the group," Orri Pall Dyrason said on Facebook.
Sigur Ros & # 39; s drummer, who was accused of rape, announced Monday his departure from the Icelandic group (October 1). "Given the scale of this case, I decided to leave Sigur Ros, which is a difficult decision for me, but I do not want these serious accusations to affect the group"Orri Pall Dyrason explained on the Facebook page of Sigur Ros.
"I will do everything in my power to get out of this nightmare, but out of respect for those who suffer from sexual violence I will not make this fight public", he said. According to local media, American artist Meagan Boyd accuses the musician that in January 2013 he raped her twice in Los Angeles, which he denies. The young woman has published his complaint on his Instagram account, now closed to the public.
For his part, the rock band on Facebook has indicated that he has accepted the decision of his drummer. "After the very serious and personal charges against him in the past few days, we have today accepted the resignation of our group member, Orri Pall Dyrason, to enable him to handle this case in private."wrote the other two members of Icelandic iconic band Jon Por Birgisson, singer and Georg Holm, bassist. Famous for its ethereal tones, Sigur Ros was formed in Reykjavik in 1994.