(KDKA) – The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have yet another famous male in the crosshairs after a recent accusation against Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer frontman Maynard James Keenan.
Keenan responded to a claim from an anonymous Twitter account, calling an allegation of rape a "despicable false claim," among other things in a Twitter post on Friday.
Many thanks to those of you who saw right through this despicable false claim that only does damage to the #metoo movement. And shame on those of you who perpetuate this destructive clickbait. As for my delayed but un-required response, I had my phone off. You should try it.
— Maynard J Keenan (@mjkeenan) June 28, 2018
The accusation came from the Twitter handle @IWas17HeWas36 in a June 22 post, saying that Keenan invited her backstage during a Nine Inch Nails and A Perfect Circle concert in the year 2000. The alleged victim claimed Keenan then pulled her onto a tour bus and raped her while she was underage.
The user has yet to comment on the Twitter account since Keenan's response, but is searching for other potential victims.
I won't be checking notifications or DMs here anymore. If Maynard James Keenan sexually assaulted you, please get in touch: email@example.com
A few have already shared. The list is growing. #MeToo #TimesUp https://t.co/dtsKimQuLH
— Iwas17HeWas36 (@IWas17HeWas36) June 27, 2018
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