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Tool, A Perfect Circle Frontman Denies Sexual Assault Claim

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(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.

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.

Maynard James Keenan
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The user has yet to comment on the Twitter account since Keenan's response, but is searching for other potential victims.


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