[Photo by: Brandon Lung]
With Confidence have shared some further thoughts in regards to former guitarist Luke Rockets.
Following sexual misconduct allegations surfacing online, With Confidence parted ways with guitarist Luke Rockets yesterday, Nov 13. You can read the band's full statement on his departure, here.
Today, the band took to Twitter to share some further thoughts, stating they have “zero tolerance for such actions.”
You can read their statement in full below:
There is speculation that in some way the three of us knew of Luke's conduct. We can only speak for ourselves in this situation and we want to make it clear that we were all completely unaware of this unacceptable, irresponsible and disgusting behavior that has taken place. We found out the same time everyone else did and immediately removed Luke from the band and bus. We have zero tolerance for such actions.
Luke had always kept his private life private. No one could ever touch his phone, it was always locked and we could have never known the private conversations he was having. We thought this was just the way he was as a person and we're trying to be respectful. We feel terrible that we were blind to this, that it was our band, and a person we thought we all knew. We're still in shock of it all and our hearts are broken.
Jayden, Josh, and Inigo
We wanted to share some further thoughts pic.twitter.com/yTMQzXbrjO
— With Confidence (@withconfidence_) November 14, 2017
This response is following allegations, posted by Piper Vidler, that Rockets sent inappropriate comments via social media asking about “kinks and other adult concepts” to her friend who was, at the time, 14 years old.
Following the allegations, Knuckle Puck removed With Confidence from the last six dates of their U.S. tour.
Due to information that has come to light, With Confidence will not be appearing at the last six shows of our US tour.
We support those affected by recent allegations. pic.twitter.com/6eXK3K1TMv
— Knuckle Puck (@KnucklePuckIL) November 13, 2017
These accusations against Rockets follow the allegations against Brand New's Jesse Lacey, who was accused of following allegations made on Facebook.