Neck Deep's guitarist leaves band
Everything was going well for Neck Deep. Following last year's succesful debut album, the band have just released their follow up titled Life's Not Out To Get You and have been growing rapidly in the UK and USA. However, the band found themselves in a social media storm yesterday after allegations sprung up against guitarist Lloyd Roberts to do with sexual assault. Details are very unclear at the moment and it's hard to know exactly what is going on. What we know is that a girl has claimed that Neck Deep's guitarist sent inappropriate messages and photographs to her when she was underage.
Of course, Twitter has been divided dramatically with fans having a go at each other over the allegations. A lot of fans have been defending the band but with nasty messages towards the girl making the allegations. The rest have been shaming the band. Some of the tweets are as follows:
Given the timing of the new album being dropped this neck deep accusation seems a lot like slander from a bitter ex fan.
— my moon (@AntiYov) August 22, 2015
not going to stop loving Neck Deep because someone sket is gasping for attention from media etc. Go to fucking hell. — A James to Remember (@All_Time_Lozil) August 22, 2015
Neck Deep's fanbase is almost the worst part about this whole situation. 14 y/o pre-pubescent girls defending them is gross and sad
— jaime (@moosebloood) August 23, 2015
what is it with band members abusing their power over vulnerable young girls, now neck deep as well jeeeez it's awful — niamh (@niamhjpg) August 22, 2015
Yesterday, Neck Deep tweeted on their account the following tweet:
We are very aware of the accusations being made and we take them very seriously. Please give us a moment to get to the bottom of this.
— Neck Deep (@NeckDeepUK) August 22, 2015
This morning Neck Deep have made another statement about the issue, saying that the guitarist has now left the band. To read the full statement, click on "Neck Deep":