UPDATE: MAY 6, 2019, 5:56 P.M. EST
Following two statements released on behalf of Set It Off as a whole, guitarist Dan Clermont is releasing his own statement regarding the allegations. In it, the guitarist makes it clear he has “taken the proper legal channels to prove [his] innocence.”
“I’m deeply pained and hurt by the allegations that have been brought against me on Saturday. I’ve taken the proper legal channels to prove my innocence and investigate why someone would bring forth these false allegations against me. With that said, both myself and my fiance feel that it is best to take some time away from the public eye and focus on moving forward from this. We will be following the advice of our legal counsel and pursuing appropriate action accordingly. I appreciate those of you who did not jump to conclusions and were respectful throughout this process. This has been very hard for all parties involved, so please respect myself and Sydney’s privacy for the time being.”
— Dan Clermont ⧖ (@DannySIO) May 6, 2019
ORIGINAL STORY: MAY 6, 2019, 4:15 P.M. EST
Today, the band announced guitarist Dan Clermont will be “taking a hiatus” to spend time with family. It is also stated he will “pursue this privately [and] legally.”
You can view the band’s entire statement below.
“In light of the recent allegations regarding Dan Clermont, we have taken the necessary time to investigate this matter on both professional and personal levels before making a statement. We have jointly decided that he will be taking a hiatus and stepping away from Set It off to spend time at home with his family and pursue this privately [and] legally. Thank you to all of our amazing fans for standing by us during this time.”
— Set It Off (@SetItOff) May 6, 2019
The original Set It Off statement
On Saturday evening, the band took to Twitter to release a short statement in regards to the allegations, which they stated they’re treating with “utmost seriousness.” At the time, they also revealed they’ll be reviewing the situation “from all sides internally” and will release another statement soon.
“We have seen the allegations against one of our band members,” Set It Off write on Twitter. “As we treat such matters with the utmost seriousness and consideration, we are reviewing things from all sides internally and we will be officially in touch shortly. Thanks everyone and we love you.”
We have seen the allegations against one of our band members. As we treat such matters with the utmost seriousness and consideration, we are reviewing things from all sides internally and we will be officially in touch shortly. Thanks everyone and we love you.
— Set It Off (@SetItOff) May 4, 2019
At the time of publication, neither Set It Off’s label Fearless Records nor any individual member of the band has made an additional statement.
We will continue to update the story as more information becomes available.